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Digital Preservation

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Digital Preservation


The site will be retired on 12/31/2018. After January 1, 2019 there will be no public access to This means your bookmark(s) will no longer work as intended.

Thank you for your interest in this site. If you would like to continue following the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education program, please visit the Pratt Institute, or contact If you would like to continue following the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) program, please visit the NDSR, or contact


The Library of Congress advanced digital preservation from 2000–2016 under a number of National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) initiatives through funding research and development, convening subject matter experts to develop best practices and training, and promoting knowledge exchange to inspire sustainable models for supporting the work of current and future practitioners.

Recognizing the many positive outcomes of these initiatives, the Library has taken strategic measures to find new institutional homes for programs like DPOE to more effectively extend capacity and ownership for the further development of best practices, services, and tools through broader collaboration. The Library piloted NDSR in 2013–2014, which continues through the efforts of dedicated professionals working to advance our nation’s capabilities in managing, preserving, and making accessible the digital record of human achievement.