FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/24/13) – Experts and institutions convened by the U.S. Library of Congress have released today their first-ever national guidance plan for preserving, organizing and accessing important digital information at the 2013 National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) conference in Washington D.C.
The Kentucky State Archives at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) is an active member of NDSA and supporter of the 2014 National Agenda for Digital Stewardship strategic plan.
The NDSA’s 2014 National Agenda for Digital Stewardship integrates the perspective of dozens of experts and hundreds of institutions to provide funders and other executive decision‐makers with insight into emerging technological trends, gaps in digital stewardship capacity and key areas for development. It outlines preservation challenges and opportunities in four broad areas: Organizational Roles, Policies, and Practices; Digital Content Areas; Infrastructure Development; and Research Priorities. The plan can be viewed at http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsa/nationalagenda/index.html.
“The Kentucky State Archives will continue to collaborate and cooperate with NDSA,” said State Archivist and Records Administrator Barbara Teague. “We are excited about promoting the National Agenda and working collaboratively to enhance digital preservation through this alliance and other cooperative projects.”
NDSA is a group of leading government, academic, and private sector organizations concerned with digital stewardship and ensuring that digital content of vital importance to the nation is organized, preserved, and accessible. The Kentucky State Archives began participating in digital preservation projects and electronic records management programs almost 30 years ago, and joined the NDSA as one of the most mature and robust state archives electronic preservation programs.
Founded in 2010, NDSA is a consortium of over 145 member institutions committed to the long-term preservation and stewardship of digital information. Further information about the NDSA can be found at http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsa/.
KDLA provides equitable access to quality library and information resources and services, as well as helps public agencies ensure that legislatively mandated documentation of government programs is created, efficiently maintained and made accessible For more information on KDLA resources, programs and services visit www.kdla.ky.gov.
Information provided by Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
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