Dean of Libraries
University of North Texas
Director of NDIIPP Program Management
Library of Congress
Library of Congress
for Digital Library Services
University of Florida
Director, Web Group
Director, Digital Library Federation Program
Council on Library and Information Resource
Community Briefing on the Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation (ANADP) Conference (Halbert)
The Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation (ANADP) conference was held in the capital of Estonia in May 2011 as a forum for national digital preservation programs to meet and exchange information with each other for the purpose of building strategic international collaborations to support the preservation of collective digital memory. While there have been other events that support and encourage information exchange across national boundaries, no effort has previously attempted to accomplish the aims of this conference, namely to set a strategic direction for international collaboration across a wide range of topics related to digital preservation. The ANADP Conference provided a participatory forum for information exchange and focused work, and led to a monograph encapsulating the recommendations from the conference that is now in process of being edited.
This briefing will present highlights of the conference and its outcomes. Examples of the organizations which participated in the conference include: the US Library of Congress, the Joint Information Systems Committee of the UK, the Open Planets Foundation, the Alliance for Permanent Access to the Records of Science, the Netherlands Coalition for Digital Preservation, the Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale, the Digital Curation Centre in the UK, the National Library of Estonia, the National Library of the Czech Republic, the National Library of Sweden, and the Coalition for Networked Information.
New Dynamics Create New Ideas: The First Year of Action by the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (Anderson, et al)
The digital preservation landscape continues to be complex and challenging. Ninety-five National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) member organizations representing all segments of a potentially powerful global digital preservation community have convened to address long-term care for digital information. NDSA members are passionate about the idea that preservation of our digital heritage can only be achieved as a community spanning institutions, organizations, government, private industry and national boundaries.
Current innovative initiatives include a neighborhood watch for repository audits; a survey of the US Web domain; an inside view of digital content storage from repository managers; a Wikipedia of digital preservation standards; and new tools for outreach. This panel of five lightning talks will highlight the work of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance in 2011 accomplished through five working groups: content, infrastructure, standards, innovation and outreach. There will be discussion of collaborative digital preservation experiences and creative approaches to community stewardship. The NDSA is an initiative of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress and extends its digital preservation partnerships.
Handout (MS Word)