Tuesday, July 04, 2006

LIPA Presents the OCLC Digital Archive

The Legal Information Preservation Alliance (LIPA) will host a program presentation by Judith Cobb on the OCLC Digital Archive on Sunday, July 9, 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. in the Renaissance Grand Hotel, Pershing Room. Ms. Cobb is a Senior Product Specialist at OCLC and an expert in digital preservation issues.

LIPA's draft strategic plan gives a high priority to launching a project to preserve critical born-digital materials. The OCLC Digital Archive is one of several services under consideration to provide support for a digital preservation project for legal resources. The OCLC service is standards-based, and it provides a platform to capture, manage and provide access to archived digital content. Ms. Cobb's presentation will give participants an opportunity to review the service in more detail in order to analyze its compatibility for the LIPA pilot project.

The LIPA business meeting will be held on Monday, July 10, 10:15-11:30 a.m. in Room 124 of the America's Center. Discussion and approval of the draft strategic plan will be the primary agenda item.

LIPA is an independent, fee-paid member organization established in 2003 as a collaborative effort to preserve legal information. LIPA's primary purpose is to provide the leadership and organizational structure to ensure the preservation of vital paper and electronic legal information by defining objectives, developing and adopting appropriate standards, creating networks, and fostering financial and political support. Thirty libraries in the country support this collaborative and innovative effort to preserve our legal heritage.

Anyone interested in preservation and the work of the Legal Information Preservation Alliance is welcome to attend these meetings.

- by Margaret Maes Axtmann


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