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September 18, 2009 -- Embracing the theme of "Tackling Technology Together," the 2009 Best Practices Exchange (external link) featured several presentations by National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program partners and staff.  The meeting took place at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

The fourth annual BPE brought together "archivists, attorneys, information technology professionals, librarians, educators, product developers, records managers and others interested in the management and preservation of digital information in state government." This community has independently supported BPE meetings ever since the Library of Congress first brought them together though a series of workshops convened in 2005.

Ray Matthews presents at the 2009 BPE

Ray Matthews presents at the 2009 BPE

Presenters discussed findings from three NDIIPP-supported projects: the Persistent Digital Archives and Library System Project, Geospatial Multistate Archive and Preservation Project, and Internet Archive Archive-It Project. NDIIPP staff led sessions on using social media, transferring digital content, preserving geospatial data and communicating digital preservation.

Blogger L'Archivista published a number of descriptive posts about the conference, including a detailed description about a session on managing chang (external link)e.

The BPE community has also launched a Facebook (external link) page.  To view the page, log into Facebook and search for "Best Practices Exchange."