The Legal Information Archive (LIA) is a program of the Legal Information Preservation Alliance (LIPA), a non-profit consortium of academic, federal, state and public law libraries working on projects to preserve print and electronic legal information.
LIA is a collaborative digital archive established to preserve and ensure permanent access to vital legal information published online. It represents an opportunity for the law library community to take on new responsibilities as stewards of our digital legal heritage. Libraries currently archiving with LIA include Georgetown University Law Library, Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, Virginia State Law Library, and Washington State Law Library.
The genesis of the collection consists of materials gathered by the Chesapeake Digital Preservation Project, a collaboration between Georgetown University Law Library, the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, the Virginia State Law Library, and Harvard University Law Library. These materials feature government, policy, and legal information archived from the Web.
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Current participants use LIA to preserve institutional content, born-digital legal resources, and much more. LIA is powered by Preservica’s Cloud Edition Essentials for Consortia. Each LIA member institution receives their own instance of Preservica's Cloud Edition Essentials at an over 75% discount.