Access to government information is of vital importance to communities served by cultural memory institutions. However, changing information publication and dissemination practices have disrupted workflows for collecting, describing, accessing, and preserving born-digital government information and data.
The Preservation of Electronic Government Information (PEGI) Project brings together librarians and other information professionals who are seeking solutions to improve long-term access to at-risk born-digital government information of historical significance. We aim to address national concerns through collaborations with different types of organizations - academia, government, nonprofit - under the shared mission of preserving electronic government information. By seeking improved coordination among grassroots projects to collect, describe, and provide access to content of immediate concern to their stakeholders, we hope to reduce barriers to participating in this work and sustain collaborative efforts to preserve digital government information.
The Collective Impact model (Kania and Kramer 2011) provides an approach for organizations from various sectors to come together to address a shared concern. The PEGI Project explored using the Collective Impact model to create a national agenda, develop metrics, and bring interested parties together to work for the preservation of electronic government information. This panel will introduce the scope of the PEGI Project, describe the Collective Impact model, and explore ways in which the Collective Impact model will inform our work going forward.
ALA Unit/Subunit: GODORT
Meeting Type: Chair's Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.