Dear NDSA, 

Winding our way toward winter, the digital preservation work of the NDSA remains in full swing. Here are some of the highlights:

Election results are in! Meg Phillips of NARA and Jim Corridan of the Indiana Commission on Public Records and Council of State Archivists will be joining the Coordinating Committee. Special thanks to Gene Mopsik and Michele Kimpton as they step down from the Coordinating Committee for their work during this formative period. 

A very popular WebEx on Archivematica was held. Slides are available here: 
Join the discussion about the Archivematica work and the open source mindset here: 

The Standards and Practices group is exploring options for new work. Check out the new project ideas and add your own here: 

The Content group has started to post some draft case studies on the wiki. You can contribute at: 

Regional NDSA meet ups are being planned! Stay tuned to learn more about StewarshipCamp in the New York region. 

Innovation Working Group updates are available here: 

Upcoming Conferences: 
If you're going to one of the upcoming conferences, consider a meet up with other NDSA folks or mention of the NDSA work during your presentation. 

Best Practices Exchange 		December 4-6, 2012		Annapolis, MD
Fall CNI Membership Meeting	December 10-11, 2012 	Washington, DC
CurateGear 2013 			January 9, 2013		UNC, Chapel Hill
IDCC13				January, 14-16, 2013		Amsterdam
ALA Midwinter			January 25-29, 2013		Seattle, WA

Congratulations to the folks who will be presenting the Preservation Levels work at Archiving 2013 in the spring! We all will look forward to seeing the slides and hearing about how the work is received. 

Have You Read: 
NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation: Release Candidate One (a beta version with the potential to be the final product) 

Preserving.exe: A Short List of Readings on Software Preservation 

All best, 


Michelle Gallinger
Digital Programs Coordinator
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20007
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