National Library of France
The International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) was formed in 2003, in acknowledgement of the importance of collaboration on an international scale for preserving internet content for future generations. Launched by ten national libraries (including the BnF) and Internet Archive, the consortium has progressively increased in size. There are at present 38 members: national and university libraries, national archives, private companies and not-for-profit foundations, located in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.
The mission of the Consortium is to acquire, preserve and make accessible knowledge and information from the Internet everywhere in the world, and to promote global exchange and international relations between its members.
Goals of the Consortium
GovernanceThe Presidency of IIPC has been successively held by France, Iceland, Canada, Singapore and Great-Britain. A steering committee is responsible for defining and putting into action the strategy of the IIPC while its working groups (harvesting, access, preservation) are composed of international experts who elaborate tools, standards and best practice. Currently, the BnF manages the accounts of the Consortium, Internet Archive ensures the technical management and the Library of Congress is responsible for communication. The first general conference of the IIPC was held in Paris in 2007. Subsequent conferences have been held in Canberra, Ottawa, Singapore and The Hague.
Thursday, January 19, 2012