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CALL for Stories: Have You Had Your Heart Broken by Data Loss?

Washington, DC 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, 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.

If you/your institution has lost important data through 1) hardware failure, 2) hardware or format obsolescence, 3) migration to a new format, or other means we want to hear from you. Were you once in danger of losing important data, but you managed to recover or preserve it? The National Digital Stewardship Alliance Outreach group would love to hear about it. You can tell your story in 3-4 sentences using the form at Future plans include developing these preservation and archiving story ideas into short videos for wide distribution.

Thank you for helping us spread the word about why data preservation is so important and what solutions there may be. See for more information about how to get involved in the National Digital Stewardship Alliance.