ASMP Joins NDSA as Founding Member
August 09, 2010 09:54 AM Eastern Daylight Time
PHILADELPHIA--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) is
the newest founding member of the Library of Congress’ National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA), an
outgrowth of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP). NDSA is a
collaborative effort among government agencies, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and business
entities to preserve a national collection of significant digital content.
The NDSA invited ASMP to join the Alliance as part of its process of identifying and recruiting institutions with
shared commitment to digital preservation and access. ASMP’s membership responsibilities, which continue until the
end of 2013, include serving the public good by ensuring long-term preservation of and access to high-value digital
According to ASMP Executive Director Eugene Mopsik, “ASMP is pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of
this important initiative, and to continue to share our commitment and dedication to digital preservation and access in
this forum.” ASMP has been working with NDIIPP over the past year on its dpBestflow project, in which a team of
experts and thought leaders were assembled to create guidelines for streamlining and improving the process,
production and preservation of commercial digital artwork.
Founded in 1944, ASMP is the leader in promoting photographers’ rights, providing education in better business
practices, producing business publications for photographers, and helping to connect purchasers with professional
photographers. ASMP has 39 chapters across the country and its members include many of the world’s foremost
More information is available at http://www.asmp.org/.
American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
Eugene H. Mopsik, Executive Director