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Request for public input on LOC Recommended Formats

  • 1.  Request for public input on LOC Recommended Formats

    Posted Mar 20, 2023 05:24 PM

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    The Library of Congress is pleased to announce the latest annual call for input from stakeholders involved in the lifecycle of creative works for the upcoming annual revision of the Recommended Formats Statement.    The impactful changes made in recent years, including the expansion of content categories and improved tracking of changes, represent the Library's understanding of the growing importance of the Statement not merely in its own work, but to the broader community and its determination to ensure that it meet the needs of all its stakeholders. The RFS is a crucial tool in implementing the Library's Digital Collecting Strategy but also has broad community value.


    In addition to hearing back from you about how the latest version of the RFS is working and what might be improved, the Library wants to know more about specific aspects of interest and use to particular groups of users.  For example, what does the independent game development community consider to be the master, or archival, version of the software that they have created?  How might the RFS be revised in order to better meet the needs of your particular community?


    The Library of Congress is encouraged by the value its partners and stakeholders around the world have found in the Recommended Formats Statement.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts by April 14 as we prepare for the upcoming revision of the Statement this summer, due out on June 30.