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About Digital Preservation
A production of the Library of Congress Office of Strategic Initiatives and the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program
The mission of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program is to develop a national strategy to collect, preserve and make available digital content for current and future generations. Collaboration and shared ideas are essential to the success of NDIIPP and all digital preservation institutions. These podcasts are conversations with digital preservation leaders with whom the Library is collaborating.
Read more about the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program.
Conversations about Digital Preservation Podcasts
Title: William Kilbride, Digital Preservation Coalition
Description: William Kilbride, executive director of the UK-based Digital Preservation Coalition, talks with the Library of Congress’s Mike Ashenfelder about data management and digital preservation in the UK. Kilbride shares his experiences of working with the Archaeological Data Service, Glasgow Museums and the DPC, and talks about the DPC’s work with digital preservation advocacy, outreach, training and communication.
Date: July 24, 2012
Running Time: 40:35 minutes
Title: Karen Cariani, Director of WGBH Media Library and Archives
Description: Karen Cariani talks with the Library of Congress’s Mike Ashenfelder about her work at WGBH in Boston and as co-chair of the Library of Congress National Stewardship Digital Alliance Infrastructure Working Group. Cariani also talks about the unique digital preservation challenges facing television content.
Date: June, 2012
Running Time: 26:22 minutes
Title: Anne Van Camp, Director of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Description: Anne Van Camp talks with the Library of Congress’s Mike Ashenfelder about her work at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, the Research Library Group and the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Van Camp is helping to make the Smithsonian Institution Archives publicly available online through increased use of social media and crowdsourcing.
Date: May, 2012
Running Time: 55:54 minutes
Title: Mike Wash, National Archives and Record Administration
Description: Mike Wash is chief information officer of the National Archives and Record Administration. Wash talks with the Library of Congress’s Mike Ashenfelder about Wash’s work at the GPO and NARA, including the creation of a new GPO digital publication system, Fedsys, and leading NARA closer to the national goal of creating permanent public access to government content. Wash, a lifelong photographer who spent the first several decades of his career working for Kodak, also touches on the engineering side of photographic equipment and his influence on modern camera functions.
Date: April, 2012
Running Time: 57:57 minutes
Title: Helen Tibbo, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Description: Helen Tibbo is Alumni Distinguished Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In this podcast she talks with the Library of Congress’s Mike Ashenfelder about history, information retrieval and her pioneering work designing curriculum for 21st century information technologists and digital curators.
Date: January, 2012
Running Time: 01:09:13 hours
Title: Andrea Goethals, Harvard University Library
Description: Andrea Goethals, digital preservation and repository services manager at the Harvard University library, talks with the Library of Congress’s Mike Ashenfelder about her career transition from architecture to information technology and about her repository work at the Florida Digital Archive and in Harvard University’s library system. Goethals also talks about her work on the Global Digital Format Registry and with the preservation working group of the International Internet Preservation Coalition.
Date: October, 2011
Running Time: 50:16 minutes
Title: Margaret Maes, Executive Director of the Legal Information Preservation Alliance
Description: Margaret Maes, executive director of the Legal Information Preservation Alliance, talks with the Library of Congress’s Mike Ashenfelder about her early work as a law librarian and how her concern for preservation of born-digital legal and government publications led to her co-found LIPA. Maes also talks about the unique digital preservation challenges facing law librarians.
Date: June, 2011
Running Time: 33:29 minutes
Title: Dr. Edward Papenfuse, State Archivist of Maryland
Description: Mike Ashenfelder and Bill Lefurgy, from the Library of Congress, talk with Dr. Edward Papenfuse, State Archivist of Maryland. Dr. Papenfuse discusses his career, his early success with records databases, creating the first online U.S. state archives, the utility of GPS data, developing a financially self-sustaining repository, the value of folding publicly contributed data into online state records and making government information available online to its citizens.
Date: April, 2011
Running Time: 01:02:20 hours
Title: Michele Kimpton, Chief Executive Officer at DuraSpace
Description: Mike Ashenfelder, from the Library of Congress, talks with Michele Kimpton about her career as an electrical engineer, software engineer and business person. She also gives her visionary perspective on web archiving, digital preservation, cloud storage and the future of personal archiving.
Date: March, 2011
Running Time: 58:35 minutes
Title: Adam Farquhar, Head of Digital Library Technology at the British Library
Description: Mike Ashenfelder from the Library of Congress talks with Adam Farquhar about digital preservation with PLANETS.
Date: October, 2010
Running Time: 35:00 minutes
Title: Linda Tadic, Executive Director of the Audio Visual Archive Network and adjunct professor at New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program
Description: Mike Ashenfelder from the Library of Congress talks with Linda Tadic about the challenges and practical solutions for archiving and preserving digital video.
Date: July, 2010
Running Time: 33:00 minutes
Title: Chris Greer, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President of the United States
Description: Mike Ashenfelder from the Library of Congress talks with Chris Greer about the role of the federal government in science and information technology and about the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development program, the primary mechanism the federal government uses to coordinate its IT research.
Date: March, 2010
Running Time: 22:45 minutes
Title: Babak Hamidzadeh, Library of Congress Director of Repository Development
Description: Mike Ashenfelder from the Library of Congress talks with Babak Hamidzadeh, Director of Repository Development at the Library of Congress, about the challenges of building an efficient, scalable digital repository.
Date: January 27, 2010
Running Time: 32:29 minutes
Title: Robert Horton, Minnesota State Archivist
Description: Mike Ashenfelder from the Library of Congress talks with Minnesota State Archivist Robert Horton about the challenges and success of making government electronic records available to the general public. Horton also talks about his work assisting other state archive in their digital preservation efforts.
Date: September 28, 2009
Running Time: 33:15 minutes
Title: Martin Halbert, Dean of Libraries at the University of North Texas
Description: Mike Ashenfelder from the Library of Congress talks with Martin Halbert, Dean of Libraries at the University of North Texas about the role of collaboration in digital preservation projects. Halbert describes the process of creating the Transatlantic Slave Database and the MetaArchive consortium.
Date: September 25, 2009
Running Time: 38:21 minutes
Title: Patricia Cruse, Director of the California Curation Center
Description: Mike Ashenfelder from the Library of Congress talks with Patricia Cruse, Director of the California Curation Center about making government information available to the general public and about her work with the libraries of the University of California system.
Date: September 25, 2009
Running Time: 35:48 minutes