December 5, 2021

World Digital Library: "A Portal to World History"

A number of stats and facts follow. From the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress: The WDL mission statement provides a good overall description of the project, “The World Digital Library makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and […]

Pass It On: Preservation Week 2011 Begins in Less Than One Month

Pass It On: Preservation Week April 24–30, 2011 Some 630 million items in collecting institutions require immediate attention and care. Eighty percent of these institutions have no paid staff assigned responsibility for collections care; 22 percent have no collections care personnel at all. Some 2.6 billion items are not protected by an emergency plan. As […]

New From LC: "Preserving Our Digital Heritage: The National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program 2010 Report

From an LC Announcement: After a decade of action working to develop a national strategy to collect, preserve and make available significant digital content, especially information that is created in digital form only, for current and future generations, the Library of Congress has released “Preserving Our Digital Heritage: The National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation […]