ANADP II: Overview
Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation II: An Action Assembly
November 18-20, 2013, Barcelona, Spain
Biblioteca de Catalunya (National Library of Catalonia)
The first ANADP conference, held in 2011 with participation by representatives from more than twenty countries, produced a broad agenda of forty-seven action areas for collaboration between national and international scale digital preservation efforts (this agenda, published in the ANADP volume, is available as a free download here). Building on this agenda for action, the second ANADP conference will again bring together a variety of stakeholders involved in large-scale digital preservation efforts to take the next steps toward aligning our practices across national and international boundaries in targeted topical areas (e.g. education, standards, technical alignment). This conference will bring together those interested in forging new internationally aligned efforts between communities that have shared digital preservation interests and yet rarely have an opportunity to come together—national libraries, academic libraries, public libraries, archives, and corporations. This will be a highly participatory event in which stakeholders will work on specific action outcomes.
More than ninety percent of the world’s information is currently produced as digital files, not print documents. Increasingly, analog artifacts are being preserved through digitization efforts. Given the vulnerability of digital content to such threats as power failures, cyber attacks, fires, and floods, as well as basic system and organizational failures, we need to act now to begin providing long-term digital preservation services for our digital history, or risk losing that history altogether.
Joy Davidson, Digital Curation Centre (DCC)
Martin Halbert, University of North Texas Libraries (UNTL)
Chuck Henry, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)