Brian Lavoie, Abby Smith, Martha Anderson, Paul Courant and Patricia Cruse: Perspectives on the Economics of Sustainable Digital Preservation
Keynote panel from members of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access. Martha Anderson, Paul Courant and Patricia Cruse with introduction by Brian Lavoie and moderator Abby Smith. The Task Force consists of a group of international experts from a variety of domains (libraries, archives, government agencies, the private sector) and areas of expertise (computer science, economics, information management), and is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, the UK Joint Information Steering Committee, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Library of Congress, and the National Archives. The goal of the Task Force is to raise awareness and increase understanding of the economics of sustainable digital preservation and to develop practical recommendations and guidelines for achieving it.