Preservation Working Group
This ad hoc working group develops strategies for the long term preservation of and access to federal library resources by supporting and promoting adherence to standards and recommended practice in federal preservation and access activities, developing recommendations for digitization programs that ensure responsible stewardship of federal digital assets, sponsoring educational programs, and fostering cooperation with other national and regional preservation groups. It also oversees the FEDLINK preservation services contracts and works with the U.S. Government Printing Office to offer library binding contracts that meet the needs of federal libraries and information centers.
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Issues and Answers in Digitization Series
CENDI , FADGI, and FEDLINK co-sponsored a series of programs and workshops on topics related to digitization. The objective of the Issues and Answers in Digitization series was to educate and raise awareness within the federal library and information community about projects and resources and to network, share, and build a community of interest around digitization. This series provided programming relevant to the spectrum of information professionals, from those who are just starting to digitize, to those who have been doing it for a while, to those information professionals who are innovators in the field. For more about the series and presentations, please visit http://www.cendi.gov/activities/index.html. Recordings of some programs are available.
]Networking for Disaster Response: Safety Net
The Library of Congress Preservation Directorate and the FEDLINK Preservation Working Group hosted an invitational meeting on forging a regional cooperative disaster response network. The goal of the Safety Net is to serve as a framework for a network of federal libraries that would be available to respond to a disaster in the greater Washington, D.C. region.
Participants developed and adopted a charter of principles for mutual disaster assistance and charged the Preservation Working Group with coordinating training. The Working Group presents two educational opportunities per year related to emergency planning and response, from hands-on water salvage to digital disaster planning.
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Last Updated: 07/14/2015