New! Digital Information Management Webpages

Monday, May 6, 2019

a screenshot of the new digital information management pageAs part of their responsibilities, the State Library of North Carolina and State Archives of North Carolina ensure long-term access to North Carolina state government digital publications and records, and educate state employees about best practices in digital preservation. This education and assistance extend to librarians, archivists, and other stewards of digital materials in North Carolina. 

Digital Preservation Education Website

To that end, the Library and Archives worked together to create a Digital Preservation Education website meant to provide visitors with practical, introductory information about digital preservation, and to direct them to approachable "next step" resources.

Site History

The creation of the site was supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), as administered by the State Library of North Carolina.  

Originally launched in November 2010, the digital preservation website gained recognition as a practical introduction to digital preservation. Highlights include a 2012 National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Award. The site was redesigned in 2013 to further streamline the information, and to make it easier to read on mobile devices. Now in 2019, the Library and Archives have redesigned the site to account for the new digital preservation landscape. 

What’s New

The new pages, named “Digital Information Management,” consolidate the information from the original website and merge it into the Government and Heritage Library’s (GHL) website. There you will find information organized into three main sections: Personal Digital Archiving, Digital Guidelines & Additional Resources, and Digital Preservation Data. 

Personal Digital Archiving

The Personal Digital Archiving section provides basic term definitions, best practices, and general resources. Find also highlights and handouts from GHL’s Personal Digital Archiving Workshops or learn more about the GHL’s digitization and scanning equipment available for use in the reading room.

Digital Guidelines & Additional Resources

The Digital Guidelines & Additional Resources section lists the State Library of North Carolina’s guidelines and resources, as well as resources outside of the department. This is a great place for state employees, librarians, archivists, and other stewards of digital materials to learn more about digital initiatives from the State Library North Carolina and State Archives of North Carolina.

Digital Preservation Data

The Digital Preservation Data section describes the datasets available to be used for research. Learn here how to access our WARC (Web Archiving file format) files or metadata and usage reports for the North Carolina Digital Collections. 

Visit These New Pages!

The State Library and State Archives invite you to visit, explore, and share the new Digital Information Management page. There you will find so much more to learn! 

To visit, go to https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ghl/resources/digital-information-management

Author: 
Erin Holmes, Systems Integration Librarian
Andrea Green, Digital Collections Manager