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. A production of the Library of Congress Office of Strategic Initiatives and the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program.
William Kilbride, Digital Preservation Coalition
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.
Karen Cariani, Director of WGBH Media Library and Archives
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.
Anne Van Camp, Director of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
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.
Mike Wash, National Archives and Record Administration
Mike Wash, chief information officer of the National Archives and Record Administration, 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.
Helen Tibbo, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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.
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.