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1 Libraries for Future Generations Martha Anderson Director National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program The Library of Congress

2 IIPC Ottawa, May 5, 2009 Wall Street Journal, July 27, 2005 Currently reports over 150 billion Web pages

3 IIPC Ottawa, May 5, 2009

4 IIPC Ottawa, May 5, 2009 International Internet Preservation Consortium

5 IIPC Ottawa, May 5, 2009 International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) goals Collect and preserve a rich body of Internet content from around the world To foster the development and use of common tools, techniques and standards that enable the creation of international archives To encourage and support national libraries everywhere to address Internet collecting and preservation

6 IIPC Ottawa, May 5, 2009 Why are libraries and archives collecting and preserving web sites?

7 IIPC Ottawa, May 5, 2009 Global information resource News & Advertising Encyclopedias & Dictionaries Art, Scholarship, Science, Education Government Information

8 IIPC Ottawa, May 5, 2009 An artifact of cultural and technological change Publishing Virtual communities & social networks Online government services User-generated & shared content

9 IIPC Ottawa, May 5, 2009 National law and institutional mission Legal Deposit, Parliamentary and Legislative Service, Preservation and Access to Cultural Heritage

10 IIPC Ottawa, May 5, 2009 Web Collection Approaches Entire Web National Domain Selective Thematic

11 IIPC Ottawa, May 5, 2009 Common Themes Event Topic/Subject Region/Web Domain Genre Organization

12 IIPC Ottawa, May 5, 2009 Todays web sites are the tomorrows research collections. Useful for public policy research, scholars of history, language and culture, students, and genealogists.

13 Flickr Facebook Twitter Wikipedia YouTube IIPC Ottawa, May 5, 2009 Since IIPC began its work

14 Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Access and Preservation Report, March 2010 Collectively created web content Priority Actions: Provide clarification about long-term value and selection criteria Model and test preservation strategies IIPC Ottawa, May 5, 2009

15 35,000 queries per second 55 million posts per day 1 trillion urls IIPC Ottawa, May 5, 2009

16 Thinking beyond the web page Individual and corporate Volume and granularity Content and data Access and time Stakeholder relationships IIPC Ottawa, May 5, 2009

17 A collaborative future Selection networks Collecting communities Producer, creator, researcher, steward alliances IIPC Ottawa, May 5, 2009

18 … The Net represents the growth of a new society within the old. The Net represents a new model of governance. The Net is the greatest free marketplace of ideas that has ever existed. The Net is in imminent danger of extinction. The Net is immortal … Excerpted from The History of the Net, Master's Thesis, Henry Edward Hardy,1993,

19 References Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Access and Preservation The Economist, Feb 27,2010, The Data Deluge Economist,com/specialreports IIPC IIPC Ottawa, May 5, 2009


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