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National Digital Preservation Q&A site

Please consider taking a few minutes to help launch a Digital Preservation Q&A site on Stack Exchange.

 

This site would potentially provide a common space for any number of experts in both the national and international community to collaboratively build a knowledge base around digital preservation.

Here are 3 things you can do that will only take a few minutes to help get this idea off the ground.

1. Sign up and follow the proposal for the Digital Preservation Stack Exchange Q&A site: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/39787/digital-preservation

You will see we have defined it as: "Proposed Q&A site for librarians, archivists, curators, data managers, information specialists, computer scientists and engineers and other professionals working to ensure long term access to digital objects"

2. Vote for FIVE (5) of the suggested questions that you think are the best questions. THIS PART IS VERY IMPORTANT.

To go past this initial definition phase of the Stack Exchange Q&A site creation process, the Digital Preservation proposal needs to get at least 40 questions which each have at least 10 votes.

3. Add a few questions that you think serve as examples of the kinds of questions you would like to have answered.

Your participation will help us build a valuable resource for sharing knowledge about digital preservation.

Lastly, please feel free to forward this to any other organizations or professional associations that might be interested in recruiting their members to participate.

snca-list@rtpnet.org; nclalistserv@gmail.com