Dear NDSA,

I hope everyone is staying dry and warm as winter progresses. Here's the latest on what's happening in the NDSA.

Great ideas forming around new projects in the Standards and Practices group. Check out the minutes from their recent call here:,_2013_Standards_Working_Group_Notes

Content group is continuing to do great things. Check out their most recent conversation here:,2013_Meeting_Minutes

Infrastructure group is planning some more great discussions of open source digital preservation tools and software. Check out their call minutes here:

The Coordinating Committee and the Working Group co-chairs are planning to co-author a document on emerging topics in digital preservation. If you have comments, suggestions, or ideas, feel free to contact them!

New Members:
Welcome to the newest members of the NDSA!

New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC)
National Center for Atmospheric Research Library (NCAR)
Adler Planetarium
Texas Tech University Libraries

Upcoming Conferences:
If you're going to one of the upcoming conferences, consider a meet up with other NDSA folks or mention of the NDSA work during your presentation. If you'd like to remind others about a conference or meeting you're hosting, please send an announcement to the list.

Document Recognition and Retrieval XX (2013), 5 - 7 February 2013, San Francisco, CA
Personal Digital Archiving 2013, 21-22 February 2013, College Park, MD
iConference 2013, 12 - 15 February 2013, Fort Worth, TX
SPRUCE Hackathon Leeds: Unified Characterisation, 11 - 12 March 2013, Leeds, UK
Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference 2013, 17 - 20 March 2013, Austin, TX

Have You Read:
Send interesting reads that you find to the NDSA-ALL list!

When is Open Source Software the Right Choice for Cultural Heritage Organizations? An Interview with Peter Murray

Public Participation and Stewardship of Science: Arfon Smith of Adler Planetarium and the Zooniverse

Web Archiving Blog Roundup

Best to all!


Michelle Gallinger
Digital Programs Coordinator
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20007
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