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Archive: 2015 (12 Posts)

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Checking in with NGAC and the National Spatial Data Infrastructure

Posted by: Butch Lazorchak

Several times a year I attend meetings of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee, a federal advisory committee that reports to the chair of the Federal Geographic Data Committee. The NGAC pulls together participants from across academia, the private sector and all levels of government to advise the Federal government on geospatial policy and ways to …

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Reaching Out and Moving Forward: Revising the Library of Congress’ Recommended Format Specifications

Posted by: Butch Lazorchak

The following post is by Ted Westervelt, head of acquisitions and cataloging for U.S. Serials in the Arts, Humanities & Sciences section at the Library of Congress. Nine months ago, the Library of Congress released its Recommended Format Specifications. This was the result of years of work by experts from across the institution, bringing their …

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Introducing the Federal Web Archiving Working Group

Posted by: Butch Lazorchak

The following is a guest post from Michael Neubert, a Supervisory Digital Projects Specialist at the Library of Congress. “Publishing of federal information on government web sites is orders of magnitude more than was previously published in print. ┬áHaving GPO, NARA and the Library, and eventually other agencies, working collaboratively to acquire and provide access …