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Funding

PeDALS was funded by grants from the the Library of Congress National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. from January 2008 to March 2012.

Library of Congress

Library of Congress National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation ProgramThe National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) has invested in a variety of initiatives to form a collaborative network of preservation partners. NDIIPP has a mission to develop a national strategy to collect, archive and preserve the burgeoning amounts of digital content, especially materials that are created only in digital formats, for current and future generations. The program focuses on:

  • Capturing, preserving, and making available significant digital content. Content under stewardship by NDIIPP partners includes geospatial information, web sites, audio visual productions, images and text, and materials related to critical public policy issues.
  • Building and strengthening a network of partners. The NDIIPP national network currently has more than 130 partners drawn from federal agencies, state and local governments, academia, professional and nonprofit organizations, and commercial entities.
  • Developing a technical infrastructure of tools and services. NDIIPP partners work collaboratively to develop a technical infrastructure by building the information systems, tools, and services that support digital preservation.

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Institute for Museum and Library Services

Institute for Museum and Library ServicesThe Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development.

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