NDIIPP

National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program

http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndiipp/

Mission

• Develop a national strategy to collect, archive and preserve

the burgeoning amounts of digital content, especially

materials that are created only in digital formats, for current

and future generations.

Topics

• Architectures for persistent digital repositories (technology

infrastructure, component layers of service, etc.);

• Preservation technologies and tools (Web harvesting methods,

techniques for normalizing heterogeneous objects, algorithms for

proving authenticity, audit mechanisms, interoperability, and large

scale back-up and recovery mechanisms);

• Attributes of archived collections (methods for determining and

validating completeness and closure of preserved digital objects);

• Policy and economic models (roles and responsibilities, access

services, legal agreements, and balancing private interests with public

good).

Process

• Convene stakeholders, coordinate collaborative research