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Margaret Maes, executive director of the Legal Information Preservation Alliance, talks with the Library of Congress’s Mike Ashenfelder about her early work as a law librarian and how her concern for preservation of born-digital legal and government publications led to her co-found LIPA. Maes also talks about the unique digital preservation challenges facing law librarians today.
Margaret Maes is the executive director of the Legal Information Preservation Alliance. She graduated with a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 1973 and an M.A. from the University of Denver Graduate School of Librarianship in 1975. She has worked as a librarian at Hindry & Meyer, P.C.; head librarian for the National Center for State Courts, acquisitions librarian and foreign & international law bibliographer at the Cornell Law Library, assistant director for collections and technical services at the University of Minnesota Law Library and associate director for information resources at the University of St. Thomas Schoenecker Law Library.
About Digital Preservation
The mission of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program is to develop a national strategy to collect, preserve and make available significant digital content for current and future generations. Collaboration and shared ideas are essential to the success of all digital preservation institutions. These podcasts are conversations with digital preservation leaders.