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Preserving Digital Materials

Author: Ross Harvey; D R Harvey (Douglas Ross)
Publisher: Berlin : De Gruyter Saur, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This book provides a single-volume introduction to the principles, strategies and practices currently applied by librarians and recordkeeping professionals to the critical issue of preservation of digital information. It incorporates practice from both the recordkeeping and the library communities, taking stock of current knowledge about digital preservation and describing recent and current research, to provide a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Harvey, Ross.
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)
ISBN: 9783110253696 3110253690
OCLC Number: 769343084
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.
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