As one of the new members of the LostDocs team I want to provide a little more information about my background. My professional interest in government information goes back to an undergraduate internship with my congressman in D.C. For the past thirteen years I have been working with government documents/information through the field of archives and also through work at an academic selective depository while completing my MLIS. My MA thesis focused on the local administration of a federal program—Urban Renewal. As an archivist I helped establish an archive focused on preserving materials related to USDA Child Nutrition Programs. So, government information—Federal, state, and local— has always been central to my work and research endeavors. My interest in the LostDocs project revolves around a concern for the permanent preservation of all formats of government information, but of particular concern and urgency is the need to ensure permanent access to electronic/digital born publications.
Very happy to be a part of the team.
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