Library of Congress Develops Plan to Preserve Geospatial Data

The Library of Congress and Columbia University recently announced an agreement to create a web-based clearinghouse of information about best practices for preserving significant geospatial data. The Library’s National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation

Program (NDIIPP) will fund development of the clearinghouse at the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia’s Earth Institute.

CIESIN will launch a beta version of the clearinghouse later this year.