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Library of Congress to digitally preserve Doonesbury and Oliphant

The U.S. Library of Congress has announced that through its National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, it will begin digitally archiving a broad range of creative works including photos, cartoons, motion pictures, audio and video games.

As far as cartoons:

Universal Press Syndicate: Universal Press Syndicate, a newspaper syndication company, will use a collection of Garry Trudeau’s “Doonesbury” comic strips and Pat Oliphant’s editorial cartoons to model and test the transfer of digital content to the Library of Congress. The project will constitute a case study for public-private partnerships for archiving digital content and will focus on aligning metadata practices, transfer procedures and continuing collection management in a manner consistent with the goals of digital preservation.

Hat tip: Mike Rhode

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