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Sustainable economics for a digital planet: ensuring long-term access to digital information

Final Report of the Blue Ribbon Task Force

Thursday, March 4, 2010



Digital information is a vital resource in our knowledge economy, valuable for research and education, science and the humanities, creative and cultural activities, and public policy. But digital information is inherently fragile and often at risk of loss. Access to valuable digital materials tomorrow depends upon preservation actions taken today; and, over time, access depends on ongoing and efficient allocation of resources to preservation.