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Welcome, Emily!

Friday, March 16, 2012 The Preservation and Conservation Department would like to welcome our newest staff member, Emily F. Shaw! Emily started on January 13, 2012 as our Digital Preservation Librarian. She comes to the University of Iowa from the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, where she was most recently the Coordinator for Large-Scale Digitization. SheContinue reading “Welcome, Emily!”

UI Libraries Preserve Selected Websites

Thursday, February 3, 2011 Those hard copies of course catalogs, University annual reports, and department newsletters are becoming a thing of the past. In their place are “born digital” records – publications created and available exclusively online. This poses a preservation challenge to the University Archives, which has traditionally collected paper versions of these records.Continue reading “UI Libraries Preserve Selected Websites”

From 78 to CD

Monday, February 8, 2010 One of the audiovisual formats we are digitally reformatting is the 78. We no longer have the equipment to play 78 recordings. In order to have the recordings accessible to researchers we needed to replace the 78s with CDs. Staff purchased commercially produced CDs where possible. Titles they couldn’t find wereContinue reading “From 78 to CD”