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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Preserving Digital Materials.
Berlin : De Gruyter Saur, ©2011
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Ross Harvey; D R Harvey (Douglas Ross)
|Notes:||'Preserve Objects' approaches.|
|Description:||1 online resource (264 pages)|
|Contents:||List of figures; Introduction; Chapter 1. What is Preservation in the Digital Age? Changing Preservation Paradigms; Introduction; Changing paradigms; The need for a new preservation paradigm; Changing definitions; Preservation definitions in the digital world; What exactly are we trying to preserve?; How long are we preserving them for?; What strategies and actions do we apply?; Conclusion; Chapter 2. Why do we Preserve? Who Should do it?; Introduction; Why preserve digital materials?; Professional imperatives; New stakeholders; How much data have we lost? Current state of awareness of digital preservation problemsConclusion; Chapter 3. Why There's a Problem: Digital Artifacts and Digital Objects; Introduction; Modes of digital death; Digital storage media; Magnetic media; Optical disks; The future for digital storage media; Digital objects --
more than digital artifacts; Loss of functionality of access devices; Loss of manipulation and presentation capabilities; Weak links in the documentation chain and loss of contextual information; Conclusion; Chapter 4. Selection for Preservation --
The Critical Decision; Introduction. Selection for preservation, cultural heritage, and professional practiceSelection criteria traditionally used by libraries and archives; Why traditional selection criteria do not apply to digital materials; IPR, context, stakeholders, and lifecycle models; Intellectual property rights and legal deposit; Context and community; Stakeholder input; Value of lifecycle models; Developing selection frameworks for preserving digital materials; Some selection frameworks; How much to select?; Conclusion; Chapter 5. What Attributes of Digital Materials Do We Preserve?; Introduction. Digital materials, technology, and dataThe importance of preserving context; The OAIS Reference Model; The role of metadata; Preservation metadata; Preservation metadata standards; Persistent identifiers; Authenticity; Significant properties; Research into authenticity; Functional Requirements for Evidence in Recordkeeping Project (Pittsburgh); InterPARES; Trusted digital repositories; Conclusion; Chapter 6. Overview of Digital Preservation Strategies; Introduction; Historical overview; Who is doing what?; Criteria for effective strategies and practices; Broader concerns; Standards; Planning. PoliciesSustainability; Typologies of principles, strategies, and practices; A typology of digital preservation?; Conclusion; Chapter 7. 'Preserve Technology' Approaches: Tried and Tested Methods; Introduction; 'Non-solutions'; Do nothing; Storage and handling practices; Durable/persistent digital storage media; Analogue backups; Digital archaeology and digital forensics; 'Preserve technology' approaches; Technology preservation; Technology watch; Emulation; The Universal Virtual Computer; Conclusion; Chapter 8. 'Preserve Objects' Approaches: New Frontiers?; Introduction.