OhioLINK Joins National Digital Stewardship Alliance

Columbus, Ohio (Jun 3, 2016) — 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OhioLINK has been approved for membership in the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) by the Digital Library Federation Coordinating Committee. Being part of the NDSA is one of many components of OhioLINK’s new Digital Preservation Program for shared digital resources. Membership allows OhioLINK to be part of a national group of organizations partnering to ensure the stewardship and preservation of digital resources.

Judy Cobb of OhioLINK will participate in both the Standards and Practices and the Infrastructure Working Groups to ensure OhioLINK has a spot at the table as policies and tools are designed around digital stewardship of the digital resources shared by Ohio’s academic community.

According to the NDSA “We’re happy to welcome [OhioLINK] to our robust, diverse, and growing community.”

 

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance, hosted by the Digital Library Federation, is a consortium of 165 partnering organizations, including universities, professional associations, businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations, all committed to the long-term preservation of digital information. Members work together to preserve access to our national digital heritage.

OhioLINK, a consortium of 121 libraries in the state of Ohio, is committed to collaboration and digital preservation of state resources. OhioLINK membership includes the State Library of Ohio, 16 public university libraries, 52 independent college libraries, 23 two-year college libraries, 16 regional campus libraries, 8 law school libraries and 5 medical school libraries.

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