Friday, January 13, 2012

LCP Joins the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA)

The Library Company has become a member of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA).  An initiative of the Library of Congress, the NDSA is charged with ensuring the stewardship of our nation’s digital archive as well as employing standards, technology, and collaborations to advance digital preservation. 

Information Technology Manager Nicole Scalessa and Print Department Assistant & Digital Collections Manager Nicole Joniec attended the first joint meeting of the National Digital Information Infrastructure & Preservation Program (NDIIPP) and the NDSA, held in Washington, D.C., this summer. Hosted by the Library of Congress, the meeting addressed the pressing need for sustainable preservation of digital content through collaboration, education, and outreach. The mission of the meeting was to assemble a representative group of experts from international institutions to share their broad perspectives on and lend their influence to the future of digital preservation.

The Library Company is the first special collections library in Philadelphia to join the NDSA. Mrs. Scalessa and Ms. Joniec will continue their involvement with the NDSA through participation in a variety of working groups including Infrastructure, Standards, and Outreach. Their participation will allow the Library Company to remain at the forefront of the nation’s digital preservation initiative. More information on the NDIIPP at the Library of Congress can be found here:

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