The first year of the project focuses on gathering data and preparing for the educational awareness and advocacy outreach activities in the second year of the project. In addition to regular email correspondence and regular virtual working meetings, the PEGI Project Team will meet together in the following months and locations during 2018:

  1. March 2017: Via teleconference for an initial organizational meeting

  2. May: Project team in-person interviews with representatives at National Archives and Records Administration, Library of Congress, Marine Mammal Commission, Government Publishing Office, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

  3. May: Steering Committee Meeting (in conjunction with the Open Access Symposium, Frisco, Texas)

  4. June: Steering Committee Meeting (in conjunction with ALA Annual, Chicago, IL)

  5. October: Steering Committee Meeting (in conjunction with Depository Library Council (DLC) Meeting, Arlington, VA)

  6. October: Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) Mini-Forum (Arlington, VA)


For the second year of the project, the PEGI Project received an IMLS National Leadership Grant (Click here for the PDF of the full text of the National Forums project description) to coordinate and host a series of national forums. Below is a list of activities outlined for the IMLS National Leadership Grant, in addition to these activities Project Team members will engage in a variety of outreach activities with relevant stakeholders and via professional meetings and conferences. 

  1. December 2017: Steering Committee Kick-off meeting (Location TBD)

  2. January 2018: American Historical Association (AHA) Mini-Forum (Washington, D.C.)

  3. February: Steering Committee Meeting (in conjunction with ALA Midwinter, Denver, CO)

  4. February: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mini-Forum (Austin, TX)

  5. March: Project information webinar

  6. April: Organization of American Historians (OAH) Annual Meeting (Sacramento, CA)

  7. May: Project information webinar

  8. June: American Library Association (ALA) Mini-Forum (New Orleans, LA)

  9. June: Steering Committee Meeting (in conjunction with ALA Annual, New Orleans, LA)

  10. August: Society of American Archivists (SAA) Mini-Forum (Washington, DC)

  11. September: International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES) Mini-Forum (Boston, MA)

  12. October: Steering Committee Meeting (Washington, DC)

  13. December: PEGI National Forum (Washington, DC)