Butch Lazorchak is a digital archivist in the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress.

NDIIPP is a collaborative effort amongst government, academia and the private sector to implement a national strategy to collect, preserve and make available significant digital content for current and future generations.

His work puts him in touch with the broad scope of national digital preservation and stewardship issues, and he has tackled numerous jobs since joining NDIIPP in 2004.

He was a Program Officer in the Preserving State Government Information initiative which ran from 2007-2012, exploring ways to expand the capabilities of state governments to preserve and provide long-term access to all manner of digital materials, including digital mapping and geospatial data, legislative data and state government publications.

His current work includes heavy involvement in National Digital Stewardship Alliance, an NDIIPP initiative to help shape the agenda for advancing digital preservation action in the United States. He is the co-chair of the NDSA Outreach Working Group.

He sits on the NDIIPP Communications Team, working to expand awareness of digital preservation issues and opportunities across government, academia and the private sector. This includes regular postings on digital stewardship topics for The Signal, NDIIPP’s blog (http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/), in addition and participating in NDIIPP’s social media outreach.

He has spoken on a variety of digital information issues at the Society of American Archivists annual meeting, the South By Southwest Conference, the Best Practices Exchange, the ESRI International Conference and many others.

He holds an Masters degree in Library Science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Contact: vog.c1548310152ol@za1548310152lw1548310152