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Top Ten Digital Preservation Developments of 2012, According to the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress maintains a wonderful  blog called The Signal: Digital Preservation.   This blog reports on many facets of digital stewardship and maintains links to publications and resources, partnerships and collaborations, toolkits for local projects, educational opportunities, and covers other topics of interest to preservationists. Interested people may subscribe to the blog, the newsletter , or their twitter feed. This week, the blog reports on their take on the  “Top 10 Digital Preservation Developments of 2012”.

Among the developments of interest to law librarians:  States of Sustainability: A Review of State Projects funded by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program. Dr. Cal Lee conducted a review of the four NDIIPP-funded Preserving State Government Information projects, which worked with 35 states to demonstrate different approaches to preserving and making available state government digital information. The report highlights innovative projects lead by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, the Washington State Archives, the Minnesota Historical Society and the  North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analysis.

Demystifying Born Digital Reports. OCLC Research issued two important reports, You’ve Got to Walk Before You Can Run: First Steps for Managing Born-Digital Content Received on Physical Media (PDF), and Swatting the Long Tail of Digital Media: A Call for Collaboration (PDF).

End of Term Web Archive. The End of Term 2012 project got underway to capture U.S. Government websites between the first and second administration of President Barack Obama. Project partners include the California Digital Library, Internet Archive, Library of Congress, University of North Texas Libraries and the U.S. Government Printing Office.

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