The Library of Congress is once again calling for input as it looks forward to the upcoming review and revision of the Recommended Formats Statement (  In April, the teams of experts charged with maintaining, improving and ensuring the accuracy of the Statement will begin the annual process of examining the Statement, to ensure that it reflects correctly the technical characteristics which best encourage preservation and long-term access.


This year marks the fifth anniversary of the first release of the Recommended Formats Statement.  With the Statement now an established resource within the creative landscape, we are exploring ways in which we can extend its reach and make it even more useful for its many stakeholders.  Getting this right and ensuring that the Statement is both accurate and maximally useful depends on knowing from the stakeholders what needs to be updated and corrected to reflect current best practices.


The Library of Congress requests that anyone with input, comments or feedback on any aspect of the Recommended Formats Statement, including on ways in which to make it more user friendly, please share that with us by April 15, through one of the e-mail contacts listed on the Recommended Formats Statement website or through the e-mail address listed below.


For more information, please contact Ted Westervelt [[log in to unmask]]


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