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Laura Campbell, Associate Librarian for Strategic Initiatives, gave a keynote address for the Archiving 2008 (external link) meeting in Bern, Switzerland on June 27, 2008. Speaking on the topic of "Doing More with Less: The Future of Digital Preservation in a Constrained Environment," Campbell discussed how the NDIIPP network is working with multiple partners to do more than a single institutional could on its own.

Campbell also provide details about the work of new NDIIPP partners, including those working to preserve state government information and commercial multimedia content. “We welcome our new associates, who will collaborate with us in extending the web of preservation partners,” Campbell said. "Like the Ethiopian proverb says, 'When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.'"

Bill LeFurgy, Digital Initiative Project Manager with the Library, also participated in the meeting, serving as a chair for the Creating and Managing Digital Collections, Formats and Metadata session.

NDIIPP partners Christopher (Cal) Lee and Carolyn Hank, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, presented "Challenges, Curricula, and Competencies: Researcher and Practitioner Perspectives for Informing the Development of a Digital Curation Curriculum" during the interactive session. Lee also presented "Capturing the Moment: Strategies for Selection and Collection of Web-based Resources to Document Important Social Phenomena," during the Economics, Strategies, and Projects session.

The Archiving 2009 conference will be held next May in Arlington, VA, and will feature current information about the work of NDIIPP and its partners.