GODORT Program Committee

With the dedicated work of the Preservation Working Group, GODORT wasable to present two programs at Annual 2017. The first one, “Government Information Preservation: Collections and Collaboration,” was cosponsored by the Federal Documents Task Force and featured discussions about collaborative approaches to collecting andpreserving government information in all formats. Susanne Caro moderated the discussion, and Anne Harrison (FEDLINK), Roberta Gebhardt (Montana Historical Society), Robbie Sittel (University of North Texas), and James R. Jacobs (Stanford University) presented on projects at the state and national levels. The second program, “Government Publications Preservation in Action: How it Works and What it Costs,” explored digitization projects and the Federal Information Preservation Network (FIPNet) and was moderated by Bernadine Abbott Hoduski. The program featured presentations by Barbara Sagraves (Dartmouth College), “A Case History on the Readex and Dartmouth Serial Set Digitization Project”; Benjamin Walker (University of Florida), “Centers of Excellence at the University of Florida: Preserving and Digitizing the Panama Canal Papers”; and Kate Tallman (University ofColorado–Boulder) “Preservation Stewardship in the Federal Information Preservation Network (FIPNet).” GODORT also hosted areprise of its successful Research Round Robin, an informal meeting for sharing and discussing research with government information, and the management of these collections to support emerging research.


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