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Helen Bernstein Librarian for Periodicals and Journals, New York Public Library
The NASIG Digital Preservation Task Force was charged to, “...identify new roles for librarians and publishers as well as the impact of these changes on preservation in an ever-changing digital environment, and develop some best practices for the industry. The task force will identify ways in which NASIG can be involved in proactive digital preservation, including tools for marketing digital preservation to a broad range of library administrations and publishers.” To that end, the committee created a survey to help inform how NASIG could best direct its efforts in raising awareness and supporting digital preservation initiatives today. In this presentation, the committee will share the survey findings and highlight the breadth of the task force’s work in the context of current best practices in digital preservation, and recent developments in the field. In addition, this presentation will outline the task force’s resulting recommendations for NASIG’s role in supporting digital preservation, and how the information community can move forward implementing and supporting digital preservation initiatives.