Introducing the National Agenda for Digital Stewardship
Digital stewardship is vital for the authenticity of public records, the reliability of scientific evidence, and the enduring accessibility to our cultural heritage. Knowledge of ongoing research, practice, and organizational collaborations has been distributed widely across disciplines, sectors, and communities of practice. A few days ago I was honored to officially announce the NDSA’s National Agenda for Digital Stewardship at Digital Preservation 2013. This identifies the highest-impact opportunities to advance the state of the art; the state of practice; and the state of collaboration within the next 3-5 years.
The 2014 Agenda integrates the perspective of dozens of experts and hundreds of institutions, convened through the Library of Congress. It outlines the challenges and opportunities related to digital preservation activities in four broad areas: Organizational Roles, Policies, and Practices; Digital Content Areas; Infrastructure Development; and Research Priorities.
Slides and video of the short (5-min) talk below: