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Ann Russell, NEDCC – urged national digital preservation stategy, regional centers of digital preservation expertise, and a state-wide approach to providing solutions.

Robin Dale, OCLC/RLG – spoke on auditing and certification of digital repositories. Her topic covered establishing Trusted Digital Repositories.

Sue Medina, Director, Network of Alabama Academic Libraries – spoke on their state-wide solution to preserving locally created digital collections. The Alabama Digital Preservation Network offers long term storage for any Alabama repository making digital collections. This is a very low-cost, low-end network which serves as a “dark archive” composed of 7 servers across Alabama.