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 Libraries – 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.
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:
- California Digital Library
- Emory University
- Educational Broadcasting Corporation/Thirteen, WNET-TV
- North Carolina State University Libraries
- University of California, Santa Barbara
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- University of Maryland
- University of Michigan
These institutions, as well as others, are engaged in variety of other preservation projects. Among them:
The Web At Risk
Digital Engineering Archives and archiving CAD data
MetaArchive Project of the American South
Securely Managing the Lifetime of Versions in Digital Archives
North Carolina Geospatial Data Archiving Project
Shared Infrastructure Preservation Models. Summary
Multi-Institution Testbed for Scalable Digital Archiving http://diggov.org/library/library/dgo2005/digarch/index.jsp
Investigating Data Provenance in the Context of New Product Design and Development.
Digital Preservation Lifecycle Management for
the Preservation of Large Scale Multimedia Collections
National Geospatial Digital Archive
The ECHO DEPository Project
The DotCom Archive Project
Robust Technologies for Automated Ingestion and Long-Term Preservation of Digital Information
Data Preservation Alliance for the Social Sciences (Data-PASS)
Incentives for Data Producers to Create Archive-Ready Data Sets
Preserving Video Objects and Context: A Demonstration Project
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 http://www.digitalpreservation.gov