The National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Outreach group wants to collect stories about data loss and preservation. If you've had your heart broken or uplifted by data loss or preservation, please fill out the form at http://j.mp/datastories
, and/or please pass on the call for stories below. Distribute widely, as they used to say on listservs! There's no deadline, but we'll probably be taking a look at what we get in November.
Have you, or has your institution, lost important data through 1) hardware failure, 2) hardware or format obsolescence, 3) migration to a new format, or other means? Were you once in danger of losing important data, but you managed to recover or preserve it? The National Digital Stewardship Alliance would love to hear about it -- you can tell your story in 3-4 sentences using the form at http://j.mp/datastories
Thank you for helping us spread the word about why data preservation is so important and what solutions there may be. See http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsa/
for more information about the National Digital Stewardship Alliance.