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International print and digital repositories initiatives in the United States: CRL, Portico, LOCKSS, Internet Archive : 6th scientific symposium Frankfurt - 6. wissenschaftliches Symposium Frankfurt ; October 5 - 7, 2006

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International Print and Digital Repositories Initiatives in the United States: CRL, Portico, LOCKSS, Internet Archive James Simon, Director of International Resources, Center for Research Libraries Stephanie Kruger, Assistant Director, International Library Relations, JSTOR Michael Seadle, Professor, Institut für Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin This panel will explore the broad horizon of print and digital repository efforts underway in the United States. In the print realm, a number of activities give shape to the challenges and possible solutions to the preservation and retention of legacy materials for future use. The majority of efforts have to date focused on archiving journal collections, such as the various JSTOR archives. Regional efforts to develop print archives are now proliferating; a number of consortia have begun to form shared print collections of journals that are produced in both print and electronic format by large publishers such as Wiley, Kluwer, and Elsevier. Other types of materials are gaining significant focus as well. The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is working with the federal depository library community on several new initiatives involving access to and preservation of print and digital Federal Government documents. Arrangements for long-term preservation of monographs are being explored through ASERL’s Virtual Storage program. Print archives are tied inextricably to digital efforts and the ongoing concern over the longevity of electronic information. Print archives are a necessary, if perhaps transitory, component in the evolution of “trusted digital repositories.” There are a number of parallel and even competing efforts to develop systems for the preservation of digital content. In the United States, the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIPP), led by the Library of Congress, has provided some central focus and funding for

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