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.
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 focus is at-risk government digital information of long term historical significance which is not being adequately harvested from the Web or by other automated means.
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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James A. Jacobs, Born-Digital U.S. Federal Government Information: Preservation and Access, March 2014.
Governments and the Digital Record: the Historian's Perspective. Report on a Panel Discussion on Government Information and Societal Memory Convened by the American Historical Association, January 2014. Center for Research Libraries, March 27, 2014.
David J. Craig, "The Ghost Files," Columbia Magazine, Winter 2013-14.
Wendy Ginsberg, Retaining and Preserving Federal Records in a Digital Environment: Background and Issues for Congress, CRS Report R43165. (Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Research Service, July 26, 2012), accessed October 12, 2017.
R. Eric Petersen, Jennifer E. Manning and Christina M. Bailey, Federal Depository Library Program: Issues for Congress, CRS Report R42457 (Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Research Service, March 29, 2012), accessed October 12, 2017.
“The Evolving Supply Chain for Government-Produced Information” FOCUS on Global Resources Fall 2013 (volume 33, number 4). Summary of a recent CRL webinar and Charleston session; also suggestions for a new cooperative strategy.
Sarah Potvin and Laura Sare, Public Goods and Public Interests: Scholarly Communication and Government Documents in Research Libraries
Libraries+ Network Meeting Report, May 8-9, 2017.
NARA’s Strategy for Preserving Digital Archival Materials, June 8, 2017.
GPO’s Preservation at GPO page, including plans and policy statements.