Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Library Partnership to Preserve Canadian Federal Government Electronic Publications

The CLA Govt Library & IM Professionals Network, part of the Canadian Library Association, has reprinted a press release from the newly formed Canadian Government Information Private LOCKSS Network.

It is a partnership of 11 major libraries that:
"has established a geographically distributed infrastructure to preserve government information in a secure environment, helping ensure access to digital content in the future" (...)

"The Network’s first collection includes more than 111,000 PDFs produced by departments and agencies across the Government of Canada and collected by the Depository Services Program (DSP). This content was harvested in partnership with the Internet Archive’s Archive-IT service and will be updated by PLN members on a regular basis. The preservation of this content would not be possible without the cooperation of the DSP and its managers’ commitment to the stewardship of government information."
The participating institutions are:
  • Dalhousie University
  • McGill University
  • Scholar’s Portal (Ontario Council of University Libraries)
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Victoria

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 5:43 pm

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