From: Digital Preservation Librarian How to Apply Email a cover letter and CV as attachments to, addressed to: Jane Havens Head of Library Human Resources 404 Hatcher Graduate Library North University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190 For further information, call 734-764-2546 between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday-Friday. Job Summary The University Library at the University of Michigan seeks a dynamic and engaged Digital Preservation Librarian to provide leadership and coordinate the library’s activities to preserve the library’s growing collections. The University Library ( has been actively building digital collections since 1997. The library’s Digital Library Production Service ( was a pioneer inRead More →

DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle Supported by IMLS Grant Award #RE-05-08-0060-08 and the School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill May 20-25, 2012 & January 7-8, 2013 (One price for two sessions) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Visit for more information. REGISTRATION LINK: The Institute consists of one five-day session in May 2012 and a two-day follow-up session and a day-long symposium in January 2013. Each day of the summer session will include lectures, discussion and hands-on “lab” components. A course pack and a private, online discussion space will be provided to supplement learning and application of theRead More →

Press Release from ITHAKA: ITHAKA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deanna Marcum has accepted the position of Managing Director, Ithaka S+R, effective January 1, 2012. Deanna will lead this growing not-for-profit service, which provides research and strategic consulting services that help transform scholarship and teaching. Dr. Marcum brings a background of extraordinary accomplishment to her new role. She joins Ithaka S+R from the Library of Congress, where she was the Associate Librarian for Library Services. Previously, she served as the President of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the Dean of the Catholic University School of Library and Information Science. AsRead More →

I’ll be attending the Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention in early January, so I can’t make this, but it’s a great workshop program and highly recommended both for the content and the discussion with colleagues and peers working with the same concerns. Call for Applications We are very pleased that our colleagues at the University of Miami will host the five-day Digital Preservation Management workshop this January, in Coral Gables, Florida. The Application Form will be available on November 8th, 2011 at 1:00pm ET at Digital Preservation Management: Short-Term Solutions for Long-Term Problems Location: Miami, Florida, USA Dates: January 8-13, 2012 Tuition: USD $Read More →

From the IGDA Game Preservation SIG email list: The IGDA Perspectives Newsletter is looking for content for its December issue Preservation. We are looking for pieces generally 500-2,000 words, preferably with a short third person bio and images attached separately. Topics may include but are not limited to: Highlights of game preservation projects. Game history. Postmortems of recent games that revisit classic game design. Please send articles to Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Lameman ( by Friday, November 18.Read More →

News on News from CRL Report Describes Digital Newspaper Production May 5, 2011 — Preserving News in the Digital Environment: Mapping the Newspaper Industry in Transition (PDF) was produced for the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program by a team from the Center for Research Libraries. This report provides a vivid glimpse inside the workplaces that produce what – not long ago – we would have called newspapers.  As digital news-gathering and production methods proliferate, and as digital avenues for distribution emerge, these workplaces are being transformed in profound ways, with electronic facsimiles and websites (and probably more) overtaking the paper format. The reportRead More →

The UF Libraries are collaborating with Flagler College on a two-year project to conserve and digitize the earliest architectural drawings of John Carrère and Thomas Hastings, designers of the Hotel Ponce de Leon and the Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine, Florida. All digitized materials will be openly available in the Carrère & Hastings Digital Collection, which is within the UF Digital Collections. During the project, keep up with the work in-process by project team members working at UF in Special Collections, Conservation, and the Digital Library Center on the project blog here.Read More →

The following is a text-only press release from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). An HTML version of this release with links can be viewed on the agency’s Web site at FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 2, 2010 IMLS Press Contacts 202-653-4632 Jeannine Mjoseth, Mamie Bittner, IMLS and SGS Issue Report on the Preservation of World Cultural Heritage Washington, DC-The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Salzburg Global Seminar announce release of the report, “Connecting to the World’s Collections: Making the Case for Conservation and Preservation of Our Cultural Heritage” based on a seminar held in Salzburg,Read More →

Press Release from FIU: Digital Library of the Caribbean seeks donations to support damaged libraries and archives in Haiti February 8th, 2010 MIAMI – The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), an international collaboration of educational, research, governmental and non-governmental institutions that provides access to electronic collections about the Caribbean, is seeking donations and technical assistance for the recovery and protection of Haiti’s libraries and their valuable historical, governmental and cultural resources. The Digital Library of the Caribbean has initiated the Protecting Haitian Patrimony Initiative, the goal of which is to help the country’s three largest heritage libraries and the National Archives, all of whichRead More →

News Release: The Center for Research Libraries, an international consortium of university, college and independent research libraries, has released the findings of its preservation audit, in consultation with its Certification Advisory Panel (CAP), certifying Portico as a trustworthy digital repository. The concise report, available at CRL’s website, specifies criteria from TRAC (Trustworthy Repositories Audit & Certification: Criteria and Checklist) that warrant further vigilance and identifies some additional concerns of CRL member institutions. Portico has agreed to address the issues identified by the panel and to make certain disclosures to CRL periodically, to ensure continued certification. CRL’s report marks the first public disclosure of a digitalRead More →