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Scientists, researchers, and scholars across the world generate vast amounts of digital data, but the scientific record and the documentary heritage created in digital form are at risk -- from technology obsolescence, from the fragility of digital media, and from the lack of baseline practices for managing and preserving digital data.
Summary Report and Recommendations of the Workshop on Next Steps in Research, Education and Practice, that was held in London on June 26, 2010, and cosponsored and organized by the University College London Department of Information Studies and IMLS.
By Kevin Cherry, IMLS, and Esra Oden, Library of Congress The exponential growth of digital content has created a demand for library and information professionals with new skills. To meet this demand, IMLS, working in partnership with the Library of Congress, Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI),...Read more
By Trevor Owens, Senior Program Officer and Emily Reynolds, Program Officer IMLS Office of Library Services The Office of Library Services recently published information on our FY 2017 application guidelines for both the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) and the National Leadership...Read more
By Jaime Schumacher Director of the Digital POWRR Project Northern Illinois University collaborated with a board of advisors and partner libraries at Chicago State University, Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Western Illinois University to launch the Digital POWRR...Read more
The Tribal Stewardship Cohort Program: Digital Heritage Management, Archiving and Mukurtu CMS Training project is a three-year IMLS funded program for tribal archives, libraries, and museums designed to provide a holistic digital stewardship curriculum.Read more
The Office of Library Services recently published information on our FY 2017 application guidelines for both the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) and the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program (NLG) . This is part of a series of posts drawing attention to key points in the Notices of Funding Opportunity guidelines for those programs, focusing on elements of the programs that have been refined or changed from previous years.Read more
Open eBooks, a new initiative and e-reader app that will make thousands of popular, top-selling eBooks available to children in need for free, is launching today.
Identifies principles of good practice and current standards in four areas: collections, digital objects, metadata, and digital projects. The Framework was developed with IMLS support and is maintained by the National Information Standards Organization.
Five new members have been selected for the 2015 class of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) program.