Preservation of Electronic Government Information (PEGI) is a two-year initiative to address national concerns regarding the preservation of electronic government information by cultural memory organizations for long term use by the public.

Our challenge is to cultivate a stronger consensus on the understanding of and importance of preserving digital government information.
— Dr. Martin Halbert, PEGI Steering Committee Chair



 This project brings together librarians, technologists, and other information professionals from the University of North Texas, the Center for Research Libraries, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Arizona State University, the University of Missouri, Yale University, Stanford University, and the Educopia Institute. The PEGI project has been informed by a series of meetings between university librarians, information professionals, and representatives of federal agencies, including the Government Publishing Office and the National Archives and Records Administration. The PEGI Project’s chief concern is that historically significant born-digital government information is not being comprehensively and systematically preserved.

The project will conduct a multimodal environmental scan of at-risk federal digital content. An educational awareness and advocacy outreach program will take place in 2018, the second year of the project. Finally, the project will analyze and develop recommendations for a collaborative national agenda for future work to continue improving preservation and access to electronic government information. 




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