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LG-73-17-0004-17

President and Fellows of Harvard College
Fiscal Year: 
2017
Award: 
$89,728.00
City: 
Cambridge
State: 
MA
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
National Leadership Grants for Libraries

The Frances Loeb Library at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design will convene two priority-setting meetings for the preservation of born-digital architectural and design records. The meetings are intended to bring together a diverse set of libraries, architectural museums, archives, and other stakeholder communities to discuss and begin to develop the policies, procedures, and technical expertise necessary to support long-term preservation of architectural and digital design data. These data are particularly at risk of disappearing or becoming unusable because they are often developed with complex proprietary software. The meetings are intended to develop consensus for a path towards shared software preservation infrastructures to support the preservation of digital design and architectural information.

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