A monthly online newsletter highlighting the important work that the Library of Congress’s digital preservation program is performing to collect and preserve the nation’s heritage in digital form was launched in March.
The Newsletter of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) is produced by the Library’s Office of Strategic Initiatives, which is leading NDIIPP. It offers a digest of recent news related to the program’s activities. The newsletter contains short descriptions of each news item, with links provided to the full story on the NDIIPP Web site.
NDIIPP is the Library’s program to build a national network of partners dedicated to the collection and preservation of important digital materials that are at risk of loss if they are not now preserved. The program focuses on born-digital content; that is, materials that are created digitally and exist in no other form, such as electronic journals and Web sites as well as films, television programs, sound recordings, maps and other media that are digitally produced.
“We hope this newsletter will serve as a valuable resource for the interested public as well as information professionals by providing timely highlights of the varied activities of the NDIIPP community,” said NDIIPP’s director of program management, Martha Anderson.
To subscribe to the newsletter, go to http://service.govdelivery.com/service/subscribe.html?code=USLOC_13. Type in your e-mail address and press “Enter.” Then you will see a list of all available e-mail updates from the Library of Congress; you can subscribe to any of these services. To receive the NDIIPP newsletter, scroll down and click on “Digital Preservation.”
The aim of this new publication is to provide easy access to the latest news from NDIIPP and its more than 100 partners, which include government agencies, educational institutions, research laboratories and commercial and nonprofit entities. News items of interest will include key milestones from the many digital preservation projects, partnership news, events and other new material added to the NDIIPP Web site.