Preservation of Electronic Government Information (PEGI)

Librarians, technologists, and other information professionals from the Center for Research Libraries, the University of North Texas, the University of California at Santa Barbara, the University of Missouri, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Stanford University are undertaking a two year project to address national concerns regarding the preservation of electronic government information (PEGI) by cultural memory organizations for long term use by the citizens of the United States. The PEGI project has been informed by a series of meetings between university librarians, information professionals, and representatives of federal agencies, including the Government Publishing Office and the National Archives and Records Administration. The focus of the PEGI proposal is at-risk government digital information of long term historical significance.

Full Project Narrative
 

Meeting Notes and Working Documents

Please find here the text of various project meetings and other working documents.  Stay posted for new updates.

Digital Preservation of Federal Information Summit. Reflections.  Apr. 3-4, 2016

Meeting Notes, Dec. 16, 2017 

Meeting Notes (Conference Call), Mar, 8, 2017

Meeting Notes (Conference Call), April 28, 2017


Participants

  • Dr. Martin Halbert, University of North Texas, Project Steering Committee Chair
  • Roberta Sittel, University of North Texas
  • Marie Concannon, University of Missouri
  • James R. Jacobs, Stanford University
  • Lynda Kellam, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Shari Laster, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Scott Matheson, Yale University
  • Bernard Reilly, Center for Research Libraries
  • Marie Waltz, Center for Research Libraries

Timeline

This project will take place over two calendar years, from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2018.

Year One (2017)

The first year of the project will be focused on gathering data and preparing for the educational awareness and advocacy outreach activities in the second year of the project. In addition to regular email correspondence, the PSC will meet together in the following months and locations during 2018:

  1. March, via teleconference, for an initial organizational meeting,
  2. May, at the Open Access Symposium in Frisco, Texas,
  3. June, at ALA Annual in Chicago, to review environmental scan data gathering activities and begin planning project educational awareness and advocacy outreach activities,
  4. October, at Depository Library Council (DLC) in Washington, to review initial project research data and continue planning educational awareness and advocacy outreach efforts. Project staff will begin research efforts in the first half of the year, with three 2-day data gathering trips to Washington to be conducted before the end of the year for interviews and other on-site work in the District of Columbia region. One of these trips may be planned to coincide with DLC in October for information sharing purposes.

Year Two (2018)

The second year of the project will be focused on analyzing and documenting project findings, and conducting educational awareness and advocacy outreach activities. Again in 2019, the PSC will meet together several times in the following months and locations:

  1. January, at ALA Midwinter in Denver, to do final preparations for educational awareness and advocacy outreach activities and work on editing project documents,
  2. June, at ALA Annual in New Orleans, to undertake educational awareness and advocacy outreach presentations, including publication of the environmental scan summary report,
  3. October, at Depository Library Council (DLC) again in Washington, to conduct final outreach presentations and final project completion activities, including publication of the final project report and recommendations. Project staff will complete research efforts in the first half of the year, with three 2-day trips to Washington to be conducted before the end of the year for purposes of final data gathering and outreach presentations. One of these trips may be planned to coincide with ALA Annual in June.

Librarians, technologists, and other information professionals from the Center for Research Libraries, the Government Publishing Office (GPO), the University of North Texas, the University of California at Santa Barbara, the University of Missouri, and Stanford University are undertaking a two year project to address national concerns regarding the preservation of electronic government information (PEGI) by cultural memory organizations for long term use by the citizens of the United States. The PEGI project has been informed by a series of meetings between university librarians, information professionals, and representatives of federal agencies, including the Government Publishing Office and the National Archives and Records Administration.

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