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Hot off the presses: NDSA National Agenda for Digital Stewardship

The inaugural National Agenda for Digital Stewardship has just been released in conjunction with the first day of the Digital Preservation 2013 meeting in Washington, D.C. (so wish I were there!).

While the report admits that “it has become increasingly difficult to adequately preserve valuable digital content because of a complex set of interrelated societal, technological, financial, and organizational pressures,” it’s great to see this call for community effort that especially speaks to the need to preserve digital government records.

Executive Summary (PDF, 889 KB)

Full Document (PDF, 1.07 MB)

The National Agenda for Digital Stewardship annually integrates the perspective of dozens of experts and hundreds of institutions, convened through the Library of Congress, to provide funders and executive decision?makers insight into emerging technological trends, gaps in digital stewardship capacity, and key areas for funding, research and development to ensure that today’s valuable digital content remains accessible and comprehensible in the future, supporting a thriving economy, a robust democracy, and a rich cultural heritage.

Over the coming year the NDSA will work to promote the Agenda and explore educational and collaborative opportunities with all interested parties.

Questions about the National Agenda? Send an email to ndsa@loc.gov.

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