The Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA) is developing a central digital archiving facility for the libraries of the public universities of Florida. The FCLA Digital Archive will accept submission packages from participating partners, ingest digital documents along with the appropriate metadata, and safely store on-site and off-site copies of the files. An action plan will be developed for each file format, which might include the creation of canonical derivative versions and/or format migration. A primary characteristic of the FCLA digital archive is its role in serving the real needs of a diverse group of libraries. Every effort will be made to accommodate the formats important to the institutions, whether these are traditionally considered “archival” or not. [Florida Center for Library Automation-Digital Archive]
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