Project at a glance: National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program
Organization: Library of Congress Office of Strategic Initiatives
Project: National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program
Challenge: Preserving millions of physical items in LOC collections and the terabytes of new data being produced so that they will be accessible in a digital 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.
Impact: Millions of items have been preserved digitally and made available online, and millions more digital files are being gathered and archived.
Cost: A special appropriation of $50 million funded the program from 2001 through 2007; it now has an annual budget of about $6.5 million.