January 27, 2022

"A Joint Venture to Create Federal Science Agency Repositories" by Miriam Drake

From an Info Today NewsBreak by Miriam Drake:

The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) and Information International Associates (IIa) formed a joint venture to develop an institutional repository (IR) service for federal agencies. The institutional repositories are collections of digital scientific and technical information documents and other content. The repository will be hosted by NTIS and supported by content managers and technical experts from IIa and NTIS. This program will enable federal agency content to be made available, providing users with increased ease of access and agencies with cost savings.


Prior to formation of the joint venture, the National Records and Archives Administration (NARA) and the NTIS announced an agreement to ensure long-term preservation and access to NTIS science, technical, and engineering information. The goals of the agreement are to focus on a total electronic solution to the collection, distribution, long term access, preservation, and other archival processes of scientific information and create a joint dissemination and long-term archival environment that support future NTIS collections and the future development of NARA’s Electronic Records Archives system. In order to fulfill preservation and archival requirements NTIS and agency content needed be digitized with appropriate content management support and services needed to handle video, images, and other formats.

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See Also: NTIS To A Offer Repository Service to Federal Agencies (via FreeGovInfo)
Posted on October 5, 2011

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.