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New Web Site

As you may have already noticed, the Web site for the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) has been completely redesigned, with new content sections and more user-friendly text. The goal of the redesign was to make the subject of digital preservation in general and NDIIPP in particular more accessible to a wider audience. The new site will still offer the same detailed technical information as before, but it will do so in a more dynamic package with better graphics and more frequently changing content. We hope you approve.

Partners Meeting

The semiannual meeting of the partners in the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) recently came together for 2 ½ days of sessions on the campus of the University of California at San Diego.

The university hosted more than 100 participants for the Jan. 17-19 event, which was the fifth such NDIIPP meeting.  The next partners meeting will be held in June in Washington, D.C., to coincide with the Annual Meeting of the American Library Association, which will also be held in the nation's capital.

View a report of the January partners meeting.

Standards Subgroup of National Digital Strategy Advisory Board

On Feb.9 the Library hosted the first meeting of the digitization standards subgroup of the National Digital Strategy Advisory Board (NDSAB) for NDIIPP.  Participating organizations included the Government Printing Office, the National Archives and Records Administration, the national libraries of Agriculture and Medicine and the Smithsonian Institution.  The subgroup will focus on developing standards and guidelines for digitizing visual materials (with the exception of motion pictures).  The group's scope also includes developing standard methods and practices for quality assurance.

NDIIPP Partners Meeting

In January 2007, more than 100 partners and Library staff met in San Diego to share information on their digital preservation projects.

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SCOLA: Collecting Foreign Newscasts

The Library is working with SCOLA to preserve important foreign-language news broadcasts for use by Congress and others. Two staffers made a site visit.

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