Lessons Learnt

Meet the Tabletarians | Mobile Services LibraryJournal

In March 2011, the Boise Public Library (BPL), ID, used $3,300 in Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant funding to purchase four iPad 2 tablets and all of the trimmings, such as wireless keyboard docks, barcode scanners, and cases with hand grips. According to “Roving Reference, iPad-Style,” published in the Idaho Librarian in November 2011, “the goal of the grant was to increase staff interaction with customers by giving librarians tools to move out from behind the desk.”

Part 2: Sustainable Information: Digital Preservation of Audio-Visual Content - National Information Standards Organization

December 17, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Audio-visual resources in digital formats present even more challenges to preservation than do digital text resources. Reformatting information to a common file format can be difficult and may require specialists to ensure it is done with no loss in integrity. While digital text may still be usable if done imperfectly (e.g. skewed but still readable pages), even small errors in digital A/V files could render the material unusable.

5 tips to run a sustainable digital preservation project | CILIP

Preserving digital data for the long term is a complex business that requires sustained activity. It needs to be embedded in an organisation with a dedicated budget and applied as a business as usual activity.

Unfortunately we're a long way from this ideal, and a lot of digital preservation work is dependent on external grant funding. Transient projects can all too easily produce transient outputs, so how can we make sure the results are more effective and more sustainable?

Sustainable Free: Lessons Learned from the Launch of a Free Service Supporting Publishing in Art History

Hilary Ballon and Mariet Westermann, writing about the struggles of publishing in art history noted that “It is a paradox of the digital revolution that it has never been easier to produce and circulate a reproductive image, and never harder to publish one.” If publishing in general is in crisis because of the seismic re-ordering in a digital world, the field of art history is the extreme tail of the spectrum; rights holders are accustomed to licensing image content for limited edition print runs.

Published Preservation Policies | SCAPE

During our activities in the SCAPE project concerning the creation of the Policy Framework, we collected several real life policies. Some other sources, like the recently published report in the Signal by M. Sheldon http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2013/08/analysis-of-current-dig... were also of help in creating this overview of published preservation policies.

The policies are showed in alphabetical order and divided by

Guideline for Preservation Planning: Procedural Model and Implementation. | Nestor

The guideline for preservation planning describes a procedural model for the long-term archiving of digital objects and provides information on possible forms of implementation. It serves above all as a theoretical and practical implementation of the "Preservation Planning" functional unit of the OAIS reference model. Other key concepts introduced in the last 15 years have been included and brought together.

What Ever Happened to Project Bamboo?

This paper charts the origins, trajectory, development, challenges, and conclusion of Project Bamboo, a humanities cyberinfrastructure initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation between 2008 and 2012. Bamboo aimed to enhance arts and humanities research through the development of infrastructure and support for shared technology services.