A new agreement to facilitate the long-term preservation of digital legal information was announced today by the parties to the agreement, the Legal Information Preservation Alliance (LIPA) and OCLC.
The agreement provides for “a discounted pricing program to allow [LIPA] member libraries to use CONTENTdm and the OCLC Digital Archive services as part of LIPA’s Legal Information Archive,” according to Margaret K. Maes, LIPA’s Executive Director.
Ms. Maes explained, “The Legal Information Archive is a collaborative digital archive established to preserve and ensure permanent access to vital legal information currently published in digital formats. It is an expansion of The Chesapeake Project, the pilot digital preservation program established in 2007 by the Georgetown University [Law] Library, the Maryland State Law Library and the Virginia State Law Library.”
LIPA invites libraries interested in preserving legal information to join their organization and participate in the Archive.
Click here for more information about the Chesapeake Project.
For more information on the agreement or the Legal Information Archive, please see the announcement, or visit the LIPA Website.