DANNNG’s mission is to interrogate and demystify digital archival imaging, transfer, ingest, and packaging methods and make these concepts more accessible for the cultural heritage community. Here is some more information on how we got started.


Digital Archival traNsfer, iNgest, and packagiNg Group


Here are the resources we developed to help archivists and digital preservation practitioners evaluate workflow options, specifically regarding when and how to capture physical disk images.

Resources in Progress

  • Tool Guide

Potential Future Projects

In addition to our resources in progress and further developing our existing resources, here is a short list of ideas that we are considering and exploring for future work.

  • Disk Image Feature Matrix
  • Imaging Field Guide
  • Resources Covering Imaging
  • IT Specs for your Org
  • AFF4 Evaluation
  • Imaging and Documenting Failed Media
  • Assurance of Logical Transfers

Group Members

DANNNG members past and present include:

  • Laura Alagna, Northwestern University
  • Erin Barsan, Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Joe Carrano, MIT Libraries (ORCID: 0000-0003-2218-5838])
  • Alex Chassanoff, North Carolina Central University
  • Dianne Dietrich, Cornell University Library (ORCID: 0000-0002-0009-8736)
  • Brian Dietz, NC State University Libraries (ORCID: 0000-0001-7190-2755)
  • Brenna Edwards, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin
  • farrell, Duke University Libraries
  • Lara Friedman-Shedlov, University of Minnesota (ORCID: 0000-0001-9573-2826)
  • Elizabeth-Anne Johnson, University of Calgary Libraries and Cultural Resources
  • Alex Nelson, National Institute of Standards and Technology (ORCID: 0000-0002-3771-570X)
  • Margaret Peachy, Digital Collections & Archives, Tufts University
  • Shira Peltzman, UCLA Library (ORCID: 0000-0003-0067-2782)
  • Keith Pendergrass, Harvard Business School
  • Tracy Popp, University Library, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Alice Sara Prael, Yale University Libraries
  • Carolina Quezada Meneses, Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts
  • Michelle Rothrock, Getty Research Institute
  • Elise Tanner, UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture
  • Christina Velazquez Fidler, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
  • Valerie Waldron, University of Michigan Library
  • Paige Walker, Tisch Library, Tufts University
  • Lauren Work, University of Virginia Library
  • Jacob Zaborowski, Getty Research Institute


Here is a list of places where we have presented our work:

Get Involved

We warmly welcome new members and encourage anyone who is interested in this work to get involved by filling out our survey to be added to our announcement listserv. Our Community Agreement governs our work.