ANADP

Date: 
23 May 2011 to 25 May 2011
Place: 
National Library of Estonia Tallinn
Program Committee: 
Martha Anderson
Michelle Gallinger
Martin Halbert
Mari Kannusaar
Abigail Potter
Matt Schultz
Katherine Skinner
Aaron Trehub

The Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation conference developed out of a series of conversations between the Educopia Institute, the U.S. Library of Congress, the University of North Texas, Auburn University, the MetaArchive Cooperative, and the National Library of Estonia about the need for a forum where preservation programs from different national contexts can share information with each other for the purpose of building strategic international collaborations to support the preservation of our collective digital memory.

While there are many annual events that support and encourage information exchange across national boundaries, no event has yet attempted to set a strategic direction across the range of topics represented here: Organizational Alignment, Technical Alignment, Legal Alignment, Standards Alignment, Economic Alignment, and Education Alignment. This conference provided a participatory forum for information exchange and focused work on these topics.