Digital Preservation for Libraries, Archives, and Museums

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Rowman & Littlefield, Apr 10, 2014 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 294 pages
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Digital Preservation in Libraries, Archives, and Museums represents a new approach to getting started with digital preservation: that of what cultural heritage professionals need to know as they begin their work. For administrators and practitioners alike, the information in this book is presented readably, focusing on management issues and best practices. Although this book addresses technology, it is not solely focused on technology. After all, technology changes and digital preservation is aimed for the long term. This is not a how-to book giving step-by-step processes for certain materials in a given kind of system. Instead, it addresses a broad group of resources that could be housed in any number of digital preservation systems. Finally, this book is about “things (not technology; not how-to; not theory) I wish I knew before I got started.”

Digital preservation is concerned with the life cycle of the digital object in a robust and all-inclusive way. Many Europeans and some North Americans may refer to digital curation to mean the same thing, taking digital preservation to be the very limited steps and processes needed to insure access over the long term. The authors take digital preservation in the broadest sense of the term: looking at all aspects of curating and preserving digital content for long term access.
The book is divided into four parts based on the Digital Preservation Triad:
  1. Situating Digital Preservation,
  2. Management Aspects,
  3. Technology Aspects, and
  4. Content-Related Aspects.
The book includes a foreword by Michael Lesk, eminent scholar and forerunner in digital librarianship and preservation. The book features an appendix providing additional information and resources for digital preservationists. Finally, there is a glossary to support a clear understanding of the terms presented in the book.
Digital Preservation will answer questions that you might not have even known you had, leading to more successful digital preservation initiatives.
 

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Contents

Ch01 What Is Digital Preservation?
3
Ch02 Getting Started with the Digital Preservation Triad
17
PartII MANAGEMENT ASPECTS
41
Ch03 The OAIS Reference Model
43
Ch04 Human Resources and Education
55
Ch05 Sustainable Digital Preservation
67
PartIII TECHNOLOGY ASPECTS
93
Ch06 The Digital Preservation Repository and Trust
95
PartIV CONTENTRELATED ASPECTS
169
Ch09 Collection Development
171
Ch10 Preserving Research Data
179
Ch11 Preserving Humanities Content
197
Ch12 Conclusion
211
Appendix A Select Resources in Support of Digital Preservation
213
Glossary
223
Bibliography
235

Ch07 Metadata and Metadata for Digital Preservation
111
Ch08 File Formats and Software for Digital Preservation
143

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About the author (2014)

Edward M. Corrado is director of library technology at Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York. He has written articles and presented at multiple national and international conferences on various library technology topics, including digital preservation and cloud computing. His other research interests include open source software in libraries, social software in libraries, and the role of libraries in Democracy 2.0.

Heather Lea Moulaison is assistant professor at the iSchool at the University of Missouri. Her research interests include metadata, digital libraries, cloud computing, international librarianship, web technologies, and information organization and access.