Organizational Partners in this Project

Preserving Digital Public Television is funded by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) of the Libary of Congress, and is a partnership between:

  • Thirteen/WNET – TV, New York – A major producer of national programming for public television and lead institution for Preserving Digital Public Television.
  • WGBH – TV, Boston – A major producer for public television and a leader in planning video preservation.
  • WGBH Archives – features a selection of older series that have been remastered and related archival materials.
  • Public Broadcasting Service – with links to information and resources on hundreds of program series and television productions aired nationally.
  • New York University Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program – part of the Tisch School, this 2-year program awards Masters Degrees in film and video preservation.
  • New York University Digital Library Technology Services – with information on university projects preserving important media and cultural materials.
  • Library of Congress Digital Preservation Activities – planning and background materials, grants, and related initiatives.

NDIIPP Partners

On Sept. 30, 2004, the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program announced its first formal partners by making cooperative agreements with eight institutions to begin building a digital preservation network.

These eight lead institutions, which have joined with other institutions and organizations in their efforts, have agreed to identify, collect and preserve digital materials within a nationwide digital preservation infrastructure. These awards from the Library are being matched dollar-for-dollar by the winning institutions in the form of cash, in-kind or other resources. The institutions will share responsibilities for preserving at-risk digital materials of significant cultural and historical value to the nation:

These institutions, as well as others, are engaged in variety of other preservation projects. Among them:

  • California Digital Library
    The Web At Risk
  • Drexel University
    Digital Engineering Archives and archiving CAD data
  • Emory University
    MetaArchive Project of the American South
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Securely Managing the Lifetime of Versions in Digital Archives
  • North Carolina State University Libraries
    North Carolina Geospatial Data Archiving Project
  • Old Dominion University
    Shared Infrastructure Preservation Models. Summary
  • Scripps Institute of Oceanography & Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    Multi-Institution Testbed for Scalable Digital Archiving
  • University of Arizona in partnership with Raytheon
    Investigating Data Provenance in the Context of New Product Design and Development.
  • University of California San Diego Supercomputer Center
    Digital Preservation Lifecycle Management for
    the Preservation of Large Scale Multimedia Collections
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    National Geospatial Digital Archive
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    The ECHO DEPository Project
  • University of Maryland
    The DotCom Archive Project
  • University of Maryland
    Robust Technologies for Automated Ingestion and Long-Term Preservation of Digital Information
  • University of Michigan
    Data Preservation Alliance for the Social Sciences (Data-PASS)
  • University of Michigan
    Incentives for Data Producers to Create Archive-Ready Data Sets
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Preserving Video Objects and Context: A Demonstration Project
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville
    Planning a Globally Accessible Archive of MODIS Data The NDIIPP website has a broad array of additional information about each partner as well as background material on the NDIIPP Program, including background materials, position and research papers, and interviews. See

  • Partners Subpages