We’re so pleased to announce that the State Library of North Carolina and the State Archives of North Carolina have together won won a National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Award for our digital preservation outreach efforts.
The National Digital Stewardship Alliance, or NDSA, with members from all types of institutions around the country, works to “establish, maintain, and advance the capacity to preserve our nation’s digital resources for the benefit of present and future generations.” The Innovation Awards “highlight and commend creative individuals, projects, organizations, and future stewards demonstrating originality and excellence in their contributions to the field of digital preservation.” We won the institution category!
The Library and Archives have an established history of partnering to steward state government information according to digital preservation best practices, of advising state employees on preserving their digital information, and of working in the national arena by participating in and leading national initiatives. Our outreach efforts include the digitalpreservation.ncdcr.gov website, our tutorials available via youtube, our digpres411 twitter account, and Social Media Guidelines for state and local government. We also do a lot of behind-the-scenes work to make sure that digital records of North Carolina government are preserved for future generations.
We’re honored to receive this award along with our colleagues-in-action at the Archives, and we will be bringing North Carolina EVEN MORE digital preservation innovation in the future.