Category Archives: Preservation

Lost and Found: American Silent Films Back from Russia

PRI’s Lisa Mullins talks to Patrick Loughney, director of the Library of Congress’ Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation about the return of priceless American silent films from Russia.

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Lost and Found and Digitally Preserved: The Cairo Genizah

A hundred years ago today, The New York Times Sunday Magazine published an article titled “Important Jewish Manuscript Older than Gospel.” It tells of the debate between two scholars regarding the meaning of a fragment of a Hebrew manuscript:

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JFK Library’s Digital Preservation 1st Phase to Post Online January 13

Today’s Boston Globe on the planned revamping of the JFK Library and Museum’s website with the results of the first four years of digitizing its collection: “The amount of material to be posted online in January is huge — 200,000 … Continue reading

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Francine Berman Calls for a Research Data Census

In the December issue of Communications of the ACM, Francine Berman calls for a “Research Data Census, ” a reliable, cost-effective storage and preservation of research data on national scale.  Berman says: “Just as the U.S. Census drives planning for … Continue reading

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Rosenthal’s Laws of Digital Preservation

“The more copies, the safer. As the size of the data increases, the per-copy cost increases, reducing the number of backup copies that can be afforded.” “The more independent the copies, the safer. As the size of the data increases, … Continue reading

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