Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Library of Congress encouraging collaborative national digital preservation network

I have finally gotten around to reading this post on the Ten Thousand Year Blog from March 1. The first paragraph states:
The Library of Congress is inviting U.S. states and territories to form collaborative arrangements and develop strategies for preservation of significant state and local government information in digital form. This activity is part of the Library’s National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), which is building a national preservation network. The Library seeks to include state governmental entities (state libraries, archives, and other state agencies) in its national network to preserve “born digital” state and local government information that is both significant and is at risk of loss.
This wonderful since most would agree that those materials that are only in digital form (born and stored digitally) are truly at risk because they rely on technology.

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