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Preservation Press (May 2019)

Greetings LIPA members -- mark your calendar! LIPA's membership meeting at the American Association of Law Libraries' Annual Meeting and Conference in Washington, D.C. will be on Sunday, July 14th from 12:45 p.m. until 2:15 p.m., in the Marriott's Georgetown Ballroom.

This month's Featured Digital Registry Project is the Alexander Campbell King Law Library's Phillips Nuremberg Trials Collection (University of Georgia School of Law). The collection is named for General Eugene Phillips, a Georgia native, who donated the collection to the University of Georgia School of Law in 1948. General Phillips served as a translator and information officer for General Patton and at the war trials in Nuremberg, Germany. It includes trial documents, records from the Office of Chief Counsel, War Crimes department, and contemporaneous newspaper and magazine articles. The materials were digitized using a variety of tools, including a Canon PowerShot SD1000, HP Scanjet, Fuji ScanSnap (a scan feature of Xerox machines), KIC Bookeye, and AdobePro. LibGuides is being used as the online content management software and the collection's print master copies remain on-site in the law library's secure archives.

Join the Legal Information Archive! The Legal Information Archive (LIA) is a digital archive established to preserve and ensure permanent access to vital legal information published online. The collection consists of content gathered by the former Chesapeake Digital Preservation Project, a collaboration between Georgetown University Law Library, the Maryland State Law Library, the Virginia State Law Library, and Harvard University Law Library. Current participants use LIA to preserve institutional content, born-digital legal materials, 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. Cloud Edition Essentials is capable of preserving a wide range of formats, including photographic and audiovisual materials. All LIA participating libraries are also welcome to attend (in-person or remotely) the group's collaborative quarterly meetings, which include discussions of workflows, technical troubleshooting, and ways to optimize access to the collections. If you have digital materials and are seeking an attractive, secure, and affordable archival solution for them, or if you’d simply like more information, please complete the LIA Subscription Information Request form or contact Michelle Trumbo.

Share your opinion! LIPA, MALLCO, and NELLCO (LMN) collaborate throughout the year to provide our members with professional development opportunities. Please let us know what kinds of programs and projects are of greatest interest to you in the coming year by completing our survey (bonus: it's only 4 questions). Take the LMN Survey

Looking for funding for your next preservation project? Check out the two-part Grants webinar series on prospecting and writing grant proposals (brought to you by LMN). Also, TechSoup is offering 1-year subscriptions to GrantStation for only $99 (over $600 off the list price). Act fast! This promotion is only available until May 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific).

Follow LIPA on Twitter (@PreserveLawInfo) to get the latest news and updates on issues impacting the law and preservation!

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