April 2010 Monthly Lunch Meeting
Click here to register for this event Digital Preservation at the Library of Congress: Making Digital Content Available Now and in the Future
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Lunch Event
General Dynamics Executive Conference Center
Rosslyn, VA

About this event: 

Learn how this unique organization within the LOC is working to keep valuable digital information permanently available.  Congress charged the LOC in 2000 with preserving the nation’s digital heritage and at the same time making sure that its collection of 29 million books and 105 million other items gathered over the last 200 years remains available for the next 200 years. Toward that end, NDIIPP has developed specifications and tools for the transfer of large digital files; worked with government, academia and industry on best practices for digitizing and preserving data; established programs to use delivery platforms such as Flickr to make LOC content available; and partnered with an array of organizations to harvest content from the Web for archiving.


Challenge: Preserving many terabytes of essential digital data for use now and in the future.


Solution: Cooperation with government, industry and academia to create specifications, standards and tools for handling and preserving digital data in a variety of formats; establishing a national digital stewardship alliance to broaden digital stewardship capabilities for stakeholder organizations.


Impact: Millions of at-risk digital items have been preserved and made available online, and millions more digital files are being gathered and archived. Scores of organizations are working with the Library to leverage resources and expertise in building a distributed national digital collection.

About our Speaker(s):

William Lefurgy, Digital Initiatives Project Manager

Office of Strategic Initiatives, Library of Congress


Michelle Gallinger, Digital Archivist

Office of Strategic Initiatives, Library of Congress




DATE: April 8, 2010  
TIME: 11:30 AM Registration and Networking
  12:00 PM Lunch
  12:30 PM Presentation and Discussion
  1:30 PM Program ends, Networking until 2:00 PM
PLACE: The General Dynamics Executive Conference Center
  1000 Wilson Blvd; Suite 810
  Arlington, VA 22209 

PARKING:  Available at the building on Wilson Blvd and on street or nearby

METRO:  Rosslyn Station: Two blocks from the Building (1000 Wilson Blvd.


COST:  AIIM, ARMA, IAC/ACT Member Rate $19, Non-Member Rate $29.  Members who are NOT members of the National Capitol Chapter may be asked to show their Membership card/ID at registration to qualify for the member discount.  Dinner guests of a member will qualify for the AIIM Member Rate.  .

Once reserved, cancellations must be received by 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, April 7th at [email protected]
  AMEX, VISA,  MasterCard, or Discover credit cards are welcome. No shows will be billed.


RESERVATION DEADLINE: Reservations are required no later than 9PM on Tuesday, April 6th Lunch online registration will close after the first 60 registrations.     

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Send questions via email to [email protected]


Program Committee Mission Statement:

To provide a forum, at the local level, which contributes to the effective development and application of enterprise content management technologies and services?  The to meet at regular intervals to advance professional knowledge and techniques of our members through educational programs, workshops, seminars, and by sharing and exchanging experiences and information related to the industry via peer networking.  The goal of these forums is to offer topic-centric program content that provides a well-rounded and balanced perspective of the issues related to the industry.