Board Confirms Mission Statement

March 19, 2015

In its quarterly telephone-based meeting on March 19, 2015, the Academic Preservation Trust Governing Board confirmed its mission:

The Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust) is an innovative consortium committed to the creation and management of a sustainable environment for the digital stewardship of academic and research content.

The mission statement was first drafted in the Spring of 2014 in planning sessions with consortial members.  The board affirmed that specific goals also drafted then for the organization continue to be valid.  Those goals are:

Operations

Organization

Influence

In other business, the board authorized the UVA Library Dean and the APTrust Program Director to offer Sustaining Membership to a specific higher education institution.  That institution’s name will be published upon completion of relevant discussions.

The board also authorized legal review of a deposit agreement draft and endorsed a proposed approach to meeting criteria as a trusted digital repository.

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