A research project completed by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) associate professor, Dr. Christopher (Cal) Lee, has been named one of the Top 10 Digital Preservation Developments of 2012 by the Library of Congress (LOC). Lee’s report “States of Sustainability: A Review of State Projects Funded by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP)," focuses on NDIIPP’s "Preserving State Government Information" initiative, which LOC launched in 2005 with a series of workshops involving all 50 states and three territories to discuss preservation of digital information from state governments.
NDIIPP then funded four multi-state projects: Persistent Digital Archives and Library System (PeDALS), A Model Technological and Social Architecture for the Preservation of State Government Digital Information (MTSA), Geospatial Multistate Archive and Preservation Project (GeoMAPP) and the Multi-State Preservation Partnership (MSPP). Based on his expertise in digital preservation and state electronic records issues, the LOC invited Lee to conduct a review of the four state NDIIPP projects. His report provides extensive information about the projects’ activities, products and the contexts in which they operated.
According to LOC digital initiatives manager Bill LeFurgy, the Top 10 list “covers an assortment of practical, hands-on information, as well as tools for helping with outreach, program assessment and research data management.”
Lee’s report can be viewed online at http://www.ils.unc.edu/callee/ndiipp-states-report.pdf.