Announcements

69% of survey respondents voiced desire to continue education and professional development in a report offering direction for assessing needs and filling gaps

"Disaster preparedness is often discussed in human terms: how to prevent loss of life or home during or in the aftermath of a natural or man-made disaster. But what about our library collections? How can we keep them safe in times of trouble? “Preparing for Disasters: Methods and Case Studies for the Safeguarding of Documentary Cultural Heritage,” a panel discussion at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions’ (IFLA) 2016 World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio, tackled these vital issues."

Authored by Christina Drummond, Tom Clareson, Laurie Gemmil Arp, and Katherine Skinner, a new publication aims to introduce guiding principles and practices for CE/PD needs assessments from beyond the Library, Archives, and Museum (LAM) spheres of reference. A literature review section highlights needs assessment research from other fields (e.g., higher education, nonprofit training, etc.), drawing attention to models that could inform LAM practice.

Registration is now open for the BitCurator User Forum, hosted by the BitCurator Consortium (BCC). The event will highlight the practical, real-world experience of digital archivists and digital curation experts, and foster discussion of current challenges, emerging BitCurator integrations and workflows, and the “now what” of handling your digital forensics outputs.

Authored by the Mapping the Landscapes project team (38 archives, library, and museums partner and supporting organizations collaborating on the IMLS-funded project), this publication adds to past LAM-wide collaboration studies by documenting both real and perceived boundaries that silently impact our ability to collaborate across the wide variety of

On Friday, January 15, 2016 the second BitCurator Users Forum, hosted by the BitCurator Consortium, will follow on the heels of Curate Gear 2016. Both events will take place in Chapel Hill, NC. See the full BitCurator announcement and stay tuned to the BitCurator Consortium's website for more information.

What happens to yesterday's "digital-first" news articles, videos, and social media content? Where do those news files go after they are published—and will they still exist in a year? Five years? 100?

In other words—is your legacy stable or is it at risk of loss?

We can't answer that question without your help.

The MetaArchive Cooperative is pleased to make available a new cost resource to assist institutions with their comparative analyses of various digital preservation solutions, both community-based solutions (e.g., MetaArchive) as well as vendor-based solutions.

Getting to the Bottom Line: 20 Cost Questions for Digital Preservation

The BitCurator Consortium (BCC) is pleased to announce the inaugural BitCurator Users Forum will be held at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill on January 9, 2015. The hands-on event will focus on current use and future development of the BitCurator digital software environment. The Forum will wrestle with common challenges through four panel discussions: