May 3, 2019

PEGI Project National Forum Summary and Report

This report provides a synopsis of the Preservation of Electronic Government Information (PEGI) National Forum, hosted in December 2018, in Washington, D.C. with generous funding by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This facilitated meeting was designed to enable librarians, archivists, and researchers to explore and address targeted concerns regarding long-term access to historically significant born-digital government information in the U.S. The National Forum helped to build consensus among collaborators about their shared priorities, such as goals for collective action, and shared challenges, such as vocabulary and metrics. This report shares the methodology used to create the forum, a recap of the activities and conversations it generated, and a brief set of recommendations for next steps.

Authored by Dr. Martin Halbert, Dr. Katherine Skinner, Roberta Sittel, Deborah Caldwell, Marie Concannon, James R. Jacobs, Shari Laster, and Scott Matheson.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services #LG-88-17-0129-17.We are grateful to James Neal for his support and encouragement as our program officer. For more information about the project, please visit the official project website.

Special thanks to the Coalition for Networked Information for providing meeting support.