Hello NDSA-ers,

My apologies for this tardy monthly update. There are lots of great activities to share so I'll get right to it.


The NDSA Innovation award winners were announced. They will receive their award at the Digital Preservation 2014 meeting July 22, 2014. The winners are:

·         Institution: National Software Reference Library, National Institute for Standards and Technology

·         Project: XFR STN (Transfer Station), The New Museum

·         Individual: Trevor Muņoz, University of Maryland

·         Future Steward: Emily Reynolds, World Bank

Your Feedback Requested
Kim Schroeder from Wayne State University is conducting a survey about the obsolescent formats housed at organizations. This information will contribute to an article she is writing. You can participate here:

Reports from recent meetings:
The Content Working Group June meeting featured two speakers discussing preservation of Research Data - this was the fourth and last in our series of talks about the Content Areas outlined in the 2014 National Agenda. Minutes from the meeting and presentation slides can be found on the NDSA Wiki:

Standards and Practices WG call on preserving software-based artwork was packed with information and highly attended. A form to submit questions to the presenters and their slides from the meeting are available at the NDSA wiki:

Upcoming Webinars:
Monday June 16, 1-2pm EDT
Standards & Practices WG call continuing discussion on preserving digital and software based artworks

Tuesday June 24, 2pm EDT
Infrastructure WG call featuring Dan Ryan from the Olive Executable Archive who will present and lead a discussion on the project.

More at the NDSA calendar:

Upcoming Meetings:
Digital Preservation 2014
Georgetown Marriott
July 22-24, 2014
Registration is full but you can add your name to the waiting list by emailing [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

CURATEcamp: Digital Culture
Catholic University Law School
July 25, 2014
Register ASAP

Digital POWRR<> workshop
Sept. 9, 2014
San Francisco, CA
From Theory to Action: A Pragmatic Approach to Digital Preservation Tools and Strategies.
To register for this workshop, go to If the demand for this workshop exceeds the number of participants allowed, the POWRR team will conduct another workshop the following please add your name to the wait list, if necessary.

More at the NDSA calendar:

Abigail Potter
National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP)
Office of Strategic Initatives
Library of Congress
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