Services to other archiving agencies
The National Library of Australia is committed to sharing the results of its research, development and practical experience in the area of digital archiving with other institutions. The Library does this to avoid duplication of effort, to minimise the costs of this expensive activity, and to work with others in developing collaborative solutions. This web site links to many documents, e.g. Key Documents, that provide detailed information about our work.
PADI: Preserving Access to Digital Information
PADI is a subject gateway to international digital preservation resources that is managed and hosted by the National Library of Australia.
Its objectives are:
- to facilitate the development of strategies and guidelines for the preservation of access to digital information;
- to develop and maintain a web site for information and promotion purposes;
- to actively identify and promote relevant activities;
- and to provide a forum for cross-sectoral cooperation on
activities promoting the preservation of access to digital
PADI has an associated discussion list padiforum-l for the exchange of news and ideas about digital preservation issues.
International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC)The National Library of Australia is a member of the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC), a consortium of eleven national libraries and the Internet Archive, which has the following goals:
- To enable the collection of a rich body of Internet content from around the world to be preserved in a way that it can be archived, secured and accessed over time.
- To foster the development and use of common tools, techniques and standards that enable the creation of international archives.
- To encourage and support national libraries everywhere to address Internet archiving and preservation.
The work of the IIPC is carried out through six working groups. The National Library of Australia is the leader of, and an active contributor to, the Deep Web Working Group, which is developing methods and tools for the identification of web sites that are inaccessible to crawlers, the collection and storage of these sites, and the provision of access to them. The Library is also a member of the Framework, Researcher Requirements, Content Management, and Metrics and Testbed Working Groups.