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Library of Congress Strategies for Working with Geospatial Data: A Collaborative Engagement

Presenter 1
Erin Engle
Library of Congress
Presenter 2
William Lefurgy
Library of Congress
Presenter 3
William Lazorchak
Library of Congress

For the past ten years, the Library of Congress National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) has been working to understand the challenges and to explore strategies of collecting, preserving and making available significant digital content, including geospatial data, for current and future generations. NDIIPP has built a national network of partners in academia, the private sector and in federal, state and local government who are cooperating on best practices and standards and developing shared tools and services for digital preservation. A pillar of NDIIPP is that cooperation and engagement with communities of practice are necessary to select and preserve at-risk digital content. NDIIPP has been very interested in geospatial data since the program’s inception. This presentation will discuss NDIIPP’s strategies for working with the geospatial community on preservation and access issues, including a discussion of recent activities such as the summit meetings with recognized experts to discuss framing a national preservation and access strategy for geospatial data, the launch of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance and the recent work of the Federal Geospatial Data Committee Users/Historical Data Working Group.

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