In conjunction with the spring 2016 CNI meeting, the University of North Texas (UNT) hosted a Digital Preservation of Federal Information Summit. This meeting attracted thought leaders from a variety of sectors, including universities, federal agencies, and associations. While I was only able to participate in the first part of the meeting, I was impressed by the thoughtful comments by participants and by the depth of knowledge represented in the room. Longterm preservation of federal information of all types — publications, websites, social media, etc. — is a very large problem, and must be addressed in order to create a full record of our society for future generations. The report includes recommendations for future work, including developing an environmental scan and a registry.
The report of the summit is now available at http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc826639
–Joan Lippincott, CNI