Make Your Files Last! Digital Preservation Website Gets a Facelift
RALEIGH, NC April 24, 2013 – The State Library of North Carolina, in conjunction with the State Archives of North Carolina, is releasing a redesigned, streamlined and mobile friendly digital preservation education site (digitalpreservation.ncdcr.gov). This first-stop site is a great introduction to digital preservation for state employees, librarians and archivists, or anyone interested in making sure their files stay accessible as long as possible.
In the new streamlined version of digitalpreservation.ncdcr.gov, you will find hand-picked suggestions for learning about digital preservation — from tutorials and webinars, to great sources to follow on social media. Also on the site you will find examples of digital preservation-related policies, and presentations on digital preservation, digitization and state government information.
The State Library and State Archives actively manage North Carolina’s print and digital state government records and publications. Both repositories take care of that content according to industry best practices, and educate state employees who work with digital files. Digitalpreservation.ncdcr.gov was originally launched in 2010 as an introductory digital preservation resource not only for state employees, but also for archivists, librarians and the public. Now updated, this site makes the information even more approachable.
Creation of this site was supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), as administered by the State Library of North Carolina.
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan W. Kluttz, NCDCR’s mission to enrich lives and communities creates opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state’s history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.
Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art; NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and economic stimulus engines for our state’s communities. NCDCR’s Divisions of State Archives, Historical Resources, State Historic Sites and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina’s rich cultural heritage. NCDCR’s State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state; developing and supporting access to traditional and online collections such as genealogy and resources for the blind and physically handicapped.
NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives. NCDCR champions our state’s creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit ncdcr.gov.