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LAUNCH: NDSA Digital Preservation Questions and Answers

From Trevor Owens, Digital Archivist, Office of Strategic Initiatives, The Library of Congress
Washington, DC  The NDSA (National Digital Preservation Alliance) Innovation Working Group has announced the launch of Digital Preservation Questions and Answers. The system is live and ready for staff at NDSA member organizations to post questions and get them answered by the community. Visit to start asking and answering questions today.
This launch builds on a longstanding desire of participants in the NDSA Innovation Working group to have a publicly accessible platform for sharing and finding answers to the kinds of questions digital preservation practitioners face every day.
Hosted and run by the Open Planets Foundation, this discussion platform started with a soft launch a few months back. At this point, the site is ready for a broader rollout to the NDSA community. The soft launch period already resulted in a valuable initial set of questions and answers.  Take a moment to browse some of these questions and answers to get a sense of how the platform is already being used
Please consider sharing the link with the staff in your NDSA member organization (or learn more about becoming a member of NDSA here). Our hope is that Digital Preservation Questions and Answers will be a place where members work together to build a knowledge base of practical applied wisdom.