Library Partnership Preserves End-of-Term Government Web Sites, The Library of Congress, News Releases, August 14, 2008.
The Library of Congress, the California Digital Library, the University of North Texas Libraries, the Internet Archive and the U.S. Government Printing Office today announced a collaborative project to preserve public United States Government web sites at the end of the current presidential administration ending January 19, 2009. This harvest is intended to document federal agencies’ online archive during the transition of government and to enhance the existing collections of the five partner institutions.
…The project will also call upon government information specialists — including librarians, political and social science researchers, and academics — to assist in the selection and prioritization of web sites to be included in the collection, as well as identifying the frequency and depth of the act of collecting. The Government Printing Office will lend expertise to the curation process along with libraries in its Federal Depository Library Program. A tool has been designed by the project team and developed by the University of North Texas to facilitate the collaborative work of these specialists, and will be made available to participants in August 2008.
See also: Project will preserve Bush administration Web sites, By Jill R. Aitoro, NextGov (08/15/08).
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