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DHNow is Off for Finals!

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DHNow is taking a two week break during the end of the academic semester. Good luck to those taking or grading exams! We will resume normal publishing the week of May 19.

Opportunity: Teaching and Learning About Digital Stewardship

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance is forming an Education and Training group as part of the NDSA Outreach Working Group.  The initial aim of this sub group will be to provide a venue for NDSA member collaboration around education and training issues. The group will also work directly with Library of Congress staff managing regional train-the-trainer events through the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education program and the National Digital Stewardship Residency.

If you are interested in getting involved in the Education and Training group, please contact the NDSA Outreach Co-chairs through NDSA@loc.gov.

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Resource: Ballad Sheet Forensics, Preservation, and the Digital Archive

Attached are the slides from my recent talk, “Ballad Sheet Forensics, Preservation, and the Digital Archive,” the final presentation at the Huntington Library’s Living English Broadside Ballads conference, April 4-5, 2014 (http://www.huntington.org/uploadedFiles/Files/PDFs/broadside_conf.pdf). The talk focused on the need to reconsider our understanding of what constitutes the “information” that we are trying to capture and/or preserve through acts of digitization.

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