|The Registry is
intended to serve two main purposes – facilitate coordination among agencies
that preserve and maintain digital materials for the long term, and increase
exposure of digital content.
|The registry should
provide an ability for libraries and other organizations to easily use it
to coordinate digitization efforts by
identifying items already digitized and discovering what items are in line
for digitization, reducing redundant digitization efforts and providing cost
|Libraries and other
organizations will also be able to coordinate efforts to preserve born
digital material by seeing what libraries are committing to preserve specific
born digital items and what preservation actions have been taken.
|In addition, Registry records will eventually be available for extraction
and re-use, such as incorporation in local catalogs and inclusion in topical
portal services, exposing these materials for greater use.