It is our great pleasure to announce the publication of Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation, edited by Nancy Y. McGovern (Volume Editor) and Katherine Skinner (Series Editor).  Cliff Lynch has the closing essay.  Please excuse cross-posting of this announcement.  See the following URL:

On May 23-25 2011, more than 125 delegates from more than 20 countries gathered in Tallinn, Estonia, for the “Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation” conference. At the National Library of Estonia, this group explored how to create and sustain international collaborations to support the preservation of our collective digital cultural memory. Organized and hosted by the Educopia Institute, the National Library of Estonia, the US Library of Congress, the University of North Texas, and Auburn University, this gathering established a strong foundation for future collaborative efforts in digital preservation.

This publication contains a collection of peer-reviewed essays that were developed by conference panels and attendees in the months following ANADP. Rather than simply chronicling the event, the volume deliberately broadens and deepens its impact by reflecting on the ANADP presentations and conversations and establishing a set of starting points for building a greater alignment across digital preservation initiatives. Above all, it highlights the need for strategic international collaborations to support the preservation of our collective cultural memory.

This guide is written with a broad audience in mind that includes librarians, archivists, scholars, curators, technologists, lawyers, researchers, and administrators at many different types of memory organizations.

Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation is the second of a series of volumes edited by Katherine Skinner (Series Editor) and published by the Educopia Institute describing successful collaborative strategies and articulating new models that may help memory organizations work together for their mutual benefit.

Readers may access Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation as a freely downloadable pdf and/or as a print publication for purchase. Please visit to download or order the book.

Authors include:
Martha Anderson, Inge Angevaare, Dwayne Buttler, Laura Campbell, Sheila Corrall, George Coulbourne, Joy Davidson, Christian Egger, Michelle Gallinger, David Giaretta, Neil Grindley, Martin Halbert, Jan Hutar, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Christopher A. Lee, Maurizio Lunghi, Clifford Lynch, Nancy Y. McGovern, Marek Melichar, Wilma Mossink, Adrienne Muir, Andreas Rauber, Adam Rusbridge, Raivo Ruusalepp, Gunnar Sahlin, Sabine Schrimpf, Matt Schultz, Michael Seadle, Katherine Skinner, Bohdana Stoklasova, Aaron Trehub, Bram van der Werf, and Matthew Woolard

Best regards,

Martin Halbert, PhD, MLIS
UNT Dean of Libraries and Associate Professor


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