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16, 2007. Digital Preservation The Library of Congress is leading a nationwide program to collect and preserve at-risk digital content of cultural and historical importance. Since 2000, the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) has been building a digital preservation network of partners. In 2008, led by the Library of Congress, the NDIIPP added more than 23 new partners, bringing the total to 130 participants in the growing national network (see page 21).

States face formidable challenges in caring for digital records with long-term legal and historical value. Most states lack the resources to ensure the preservation of the information they produce in digital form only, such as legislative records, court case files and executive agency records. As a result, much state government digital Dorothy Height, left, and Camille Cosby celebrate the National Visionary Leadership Project’s donation of oral histories to the Library of Congress. (Photo courtesy of the NVLP) information—including content useful to policymakers—is at risk.

New Web Presentations. Web presentations added to the Library’s website during the fiscal year highlighted its collections of American music as well as those documenting “America’s pastime,” baseball. To commemorate the birthday of worldrenowned bandleader and composer John Philip Sousa (Nov. 6, 1854), a new website dedicated to the composer of The Stars and Stripes Forever was launched in November 2007. This presentation provides access to many music manuscripts from the John Philip Sousa Collection, some 10,000 items housed in the Library’s Music Division.

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