This survey is being conducted by a working group of the Canadian Government Information Private LOCKSS Network (CGI-PLN) in order to learn more about how institutions are collecting fugitive materials and, if they are, how these materials are being identified and preserved. The CGI-PLN will use this information to help set web harvesting priorities.
A fugitive document is a “document” published by a government agency but not collected and distributed by an official depository program.
For the purpose of this survey we are focusing on documents produced by the Government of Canada. In this context, fugitive documents include all types and formats of digital materials including press releases published as HTML pages, reports published as MS Word documents or PDFs, digital maps from the Atlas of Canada, databases such as Trade Online from Industry Canada, audio and video recordings, etc.
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