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1 Moving Forward With Digital Preservation at the Library of Congress Laura Campbell Associate Librarian for Strategic Initiatives Library of Congress

2 To develop a national strategy to collect, preserve and make available significant digital content, especially information that is created in digital form only, for current and future generations. A Network of Partners A Network of Partners An Architecture for Preservation An Architecture for Preservation A National Collection of Digital Content A National Collection of Digital Content Learn by doing NDIIPP MISSION WE ARE OUR MOTTO Background

3 Lesson Learned Focus on natural networks Need for tools and services to support partners Roles and responsibilities will evolve Scarce resources are a challenge Stewardship and access a shared responsibility Focus domain-specific standards Public policy incentives are lacking Critical need for professional development

4 Engagement Among Communities Natural networks form over time Natural networks form over time Partners reengage in new projects Partners reengage in new projects Experience is shared across content domains Experience is shared across content domains

5 U.S. Partners in the Network

6 Network Successes Federal Digitization Guideline WG –All sectors of gov participating Convening communities –Storage Vendors –Preserving Creative America –Digital News –Public Policy on the Web –Geospatial

7 950 Approximate number of collections targeted for preservation

8 Content Domain Map

9 Content Collections Text & Images Audiovisual Geospatial Web sites

10 Cooperation on Access Access challenges Rights Distributed collections Heterogeneous environments Varied user base 2010 goals Launch of NDIIPP Portal Ensure full coverage for all partner collections Tools for finding, accessing, and sharing

11 Cooperation on Standards

12 Examples of Standards Work Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative –Still images: develop shared guidelines for maps, photos and textual content –Audio-visual: establish common practices for sound, video and motion pictures Preserving Creative America –Standardized metadata for stock photos –Recommended workflow for professional photographers –Preservation practices for film (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)

13 Cooperation on Architecture

14 Cooperation on Public Policy Incentive to Preserve Copyright exceptions: Section 108 Study Group Recommendations delivered to the Librarian of Congress and Register of Copyrights in March Case study: Business Records Public interest in private records Sustainable Economic Models NSF Blue Ribbon Taskforce on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access

15 Communications and Outreach Weekly program updates on Monthly newsletter with over 12,000 subscribers Digital Preservation Video Series on iTunes U Personal Archiving Day at the Library of Congress, May 2010

16 What Comes Next Focus on content communities, including: Public policy on the web Digital news Geospatial information 10 year content collection plan Invest in extension of distributed technical infrastructure Advance national digital preservation education program Launch a National Digital Stewardship Alliance

17 NDIIPP Investments, Strategic Objectives: –Respond to information challenges through innovation –Catalyze collaboration –Increase national capacity for digital stewardship Projects of special interest: –Feasibility of cloud computing for preservation –Sustainability of open source tools –Targeted preservation of news, geospatial data, and public policy on the web

18 National Digital Stewardship Alliance NDIIPP will serve as the executive secretariat Membership open to institutions, organizations and networks with a commitment to digital stewardship NSDA members to identify, select and steward a distributed national digital collection to be preserved and made available to current and future generations Library will convene regular meetings of the alliance International collaboration a key aspect

19 Working Internationally We are looking forward to broadening engagement with JISC, others outside US We are especially interested in development of tools and services, as well as ideas for education and training Also very interested in ways to expand technology tranfser and information exchange

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