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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Posted on October 5, 2011