Attend a Live Webcast of the Blue Ribbon Task Force Symposium on Economics of Sustaining Digital Information, 1 April at 9 a.m. EDT

Presentations and discussions from "A National Conversation on the Economic Sustainability of Digital Information," a symposium hosted by the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access in Washington, D.C., will be webcast live for remote participants on Thursday, 1 April beginning at 9 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

The symposium will convene a diverse group of speakers, including OCLC Research Scientist and Blue Ribbon Task Force Co-Chair Brian Lavoie, to discuss identifying practical solutions to the economic challenges of preserving today's deluge of digital data. It will also provide a forum for discussing the recommendations in the Blue Ribbon Task Force's final report on economically sustainable digital preservation practices, which is available online at A full list of symposium participants and a preliminary agenda is available online at

Register to view this free, non-interactive webcast by visiting and clicking on "April 1st Event Details" in the upper right-hand corner. The webcast is being hosted by Microsoft using, an online video Mashup technology to create, manage and deliver live or on-demand interactive rich media presentations. A recording of the webcast will be made available after the symposium on the Blue Ribbon Task Force Web site at

Additional information about the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access is available at

More Information

Webcast Registration

Symposium Agenda

Blue Ribbon Task Force Final Report, Sustainable Economics for a Digital Planet: Ensuring Long-Term Access to Digital Information

Brian Lavoie

OCLC Research Blue Ribbon Task Force Final Report News Announcement

For more information:

Brian Lavoie
Research Scientist
OCLC Research

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research