May 29, 2022

New Report: Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation (Educopia Institute, 2012)

The report includes articles by Martha Anderson (LC), Laura Campbell (LC),  Clifford Lynch (CNI), and many other well-known people involved in digital preservation.

From the Educopia Institute:

On May 23-25 2011, more than 125 delegates from more than 20 countries gathered in Tallinn, Estonia, for the “Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation” conference. At the National Library of Estonia, this group explored how to create and sustain international collaborations to support the preservation of our collective digital cultural memory. Organized and hosted by the Educopia Institute, the National Library of Estonia, the US Library of Congress, the University of North Texas, and Auburn University, this gathering established a strong foundation for future collaborative efforts in digital preservation.

This publication contains a collection of peer-reviewed essays that were developed by conference panels and attendees in the months following ANADP. Rather than simply chronicling the event, the volume intends to broaden and deepen its impact by reflecting on the ANADP presentations and conversations and establishing a set of starting points for building a greater alignment across digital preservation initiatives. Above all, it highlights the need for strategic international collaborations to support the preservation of our collective cultural memory.

Direct to Full Text: Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation
Educopia Institute: 2012
342 pages; PDF Edition
Nancy Y. McGovern, Volume Editor Katherine Skinner, Series Editor

Ordering Info for Printed Edition

List of Articles

  • Acknowledgements
  • Prologue (Katherine Skinner)
  • Foreword (President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Republic of Estonia)
  • Envisioning an International Community of Practice: An Introduction (Nancy Y. McGovern)
  • Tale of Two Countries, Part I (Laura Campbell)
  • Tale of Two Countries, Part II (Gunnar Sahlin)
  • Legal Alignment Adrienne Muir, Dwayne Buttler, Wilma Mossink)
  • Legal Deposit and Web Archiving (Adrienne Muir)
  • Organizational Alignment (Inge Angevaare, Michelle Gallinger, Martha Anderson, David Giaretta, Martin Halbert
  • Standards Alignment (Raivo Ruusalepp, Christopher A. Lee, Bram van der Werf, Matthew Woolard)
  • Technical Alignment (Michael Seadle, Andreas Rauber, Adam Rusbridge, Sabine Schrimpf, Matt Schultz)
  • Economic Alignment (Maurizio Lunghi, Neil Grindley, Bohdana Stoklasová, Aaron Trehub, Christin Egger)
  • Economic Sustainability and Economic Alignment (Aaron Trehub)
  • Economic, Strategic, and International Aspects (Bohdana Stoklasová, Jan Hutař, Marek Melichar)
  • Education Alignment (Joy Davidson, Sheila Corrall, George Coulbourne, Andreas Rauber\
  • Closing Thoughts (Clifford Lynch)
  • Opportunities for Alignment (Nancy Y. McGovern)
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