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The Library of Congress > Digital Preservation > News Archive > July 18, 2006 NDSAB Meeting

The July 18 meeting of the National Digital Strategy Advisory Board was an opportunity for the members to learn about the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) advancements and make recommendations for future directions. The meeting opened with updates from key Library of Congress staff after which the advisory board worked to help shape the NDIIPP vision for the future.

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington opened the advisory meeting with congratulations and a call for greater effort in digital preservation: "We've come a long way. We have 67 partners in a committed network preserving a collection of national digital materials that are at-risk." But he also emphasized the need to "get more public institutions, private corporations and research organizations involved in preserving digital information to ensure the record of our intellectual productivity will be available for future generations – and to ensure America's economic competitiveness, medical development, as well as our country's ability to inspire and help to the rest of the world."

More detailed information on the National Digital Strategy Advisory Board Meeting (PDF, 13KB)