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Commission on Preservation and Access

Works: 115 works in 372 publications in 1 language and 8,283 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Directories  Short films 
Roles: Other, Publisher, Composer
Classifications: Z681.3.D53, 025.84
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Preserving digital information : report of the Task Force on Archiving of Digital Information by Task Force on Archiving of Digital Information( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 330 libraries worldwide
Into the future : on the preservation of knowledge in the electronic age by Terry Sanders( visu )
12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
The film is about the hidden crisis of the digital information age. It discusses if digitally stored information and knowledge will survive into the future. It also explores if information stored in earlier formats, such as reel to reel, magnetic tapes, CD-ROMs, and even earlier versions of Windows will still be accessible
Magnetic tape storage and handling : a guide for libraries and archives by John W. C Van Bogart( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
Preservation in the digital world by Paul Conway( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
New tools for preservation : assessing long-term environmental effects on library and archives collections by James M Reilly( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
[This publication introduces] time-weighted preservation index (TWPI) technology. TWPI provides a method for measuring and quantifying the effects of temperature and humidity on the preservation quality of storage environments for organic materials. The purpose is to make it easier to manage the preservation of library and archives collections by revealing the long-term effects of storage environments on the deterioration of organic materials. Awareness of environmental effects is the basis for a program of cost-effective improvements. --Publisher description
Avoiding technological quicksand : finding a viable technical foundation for digital preservation : a report to the Council on Library and Information Resources by Jeff Rothenberg( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
Report discussing the problems of digital preservation and the various methods proposed to deal with them. Recommends software emulation as the most viable alternative
Why digitize? by Abby Smith Rumsey( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
This paper is a response to discussions of digitization at meetings of the National Humanities Alliance (nha). Nha asked the Council on Library and Information Resources (clir) to evaluate the experiences of cultural institutions with digitization projects to date and to summarize what has been learned about the advantages and disadvantages of digitizing culturally significant materials. Findings revealed that digitization often raises expectations of benefits, cost reductions, and efficiencies that can be illusory and, if not viewed realistically, have the potential to put at risk the collections and services libraries have provided for decades. One such false expectation--that digital conversion has already or will shortly replace microfilming as the preferred medium for preservation reformatting--could result in irreversible losses of information. This paper defines digital information; identifies weaknesses of digitization as a preservation treatment; discusses the benefits and drawbacks of digital technology for access; and highlights issues institutions must consider in contemplating a digital conversion project. (Aef)
Digital image collections : issues and practice by Michael Ester( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
A hybrid systems approach to preservation of printed materials by Don Willis( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Intended to stimulate thought and discussion, this report compares micrographics and digital imaging as tools for the preservation of printed materials. The topics covered include: (1) the advantages and disadvantages of each technology; (2) trade-offs involved in selecting one technology over another; (3) benefits of using a hybrid approach; (4) whether the page should be captured first to film and converted to digital, captured digitally and converted to film, or whether the two can be done simultaneously; (5) the options for converting from film to digital and back again; (6) cost factors, including how to maximize image quality while minimizing cost; (7) the roles of ASCII text and OCR (optical character recognition); (8) resolution issues for each technology; and (9) standards. It is concluded that microfilm will preserve printed materials very well and that the equipment needed to transfer this material to other media will be available for centuries; and that optical storage can be considered on a selective basis provided there is a plan to recopy the media prior to any substantial degradation and before the technology becomes obsolete. It is recommended that, for the longer term, practitioners should immediately begin planning for, and designing, the hybrid archival preservation system of the future. It is suggested that such a system could combine the strengths of micrographics with digital imaging, which contributes access, distribution, and transmission strengths. A discussion of digital imaging resolution, a summary of alternative storage possibilities, data storage costs in a variety of formats, a comparison of film and digital costs, and a list of resources for equipment performance standards are appended. Examples of images copied using different media are also provided. (KRN)
Newsletter by Commission on Preservation and Access( serial )
in English and Undetermined and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Mass deacidification : an update on possibilities and limitations by Henk J Porck( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Preserving knowledge : the case for alkaline paper by D.C.). Commission on Preservation and Access Association of Research Libraries (Washington( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
The Cornell/Xerox/Commission on Preservation and Access Joint study in digital preservation : report, phase 1, January 1990-December 1991 : digital capture, paper facsimiles and network access by Anne R Kenney( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
The primary emphasis of this study of the use of digital technology to preserve library materials was the capture of brittle books as digital images and the production of printed paper facsimiles. Of equal interest, however, was the role of digital technology in providing access to library resources, and preliminary work in this area has also been accomplished. Based on extensive experimentation with one digital scanning system, the study reached five principal conclusions: (1) digital image technology provides an alternative--of comparable quality and lower cost--to photocopying for preserving deteriorating library materials; (2) subject to the resolution of certain problems, digital scanning technology offers a cost effective adjunct or alternative to microfilm preservation; (3) digital technology has the potential to enhance access to library materials; (4) through the implementation of document control structures, digital technology offers a means to facilitate access and to provide links between the library catalog and the material itself; and (5) the infrastructure developed for library preservation and access activities supports other applications in the electronic dissemination of information. This report is divided into three major sections: a description of the products developed to reach project goals; a review of the process of applying digital scanning technology to the preservation of and access to library materials; and a discussion of the findings. Four appendixes offer information on the comparative quality of paper and facsimile copies; a description of a cost study; assumptions of the cost study, including equipment, labor and materials costs; and a scanning diagram. (KRN)
SGML as a framework for digital preservation and access by James Coleman( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Isoperms : an environmental management tool by Donald K Sebera( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
The organizational phase of Project Open Book : a report to the Commission on Preservation and Access by Donald J Waters( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
The Yale University Library is now organized to move ahead with Project Open Book, the conversion of 10,000 books from microfilm to digital imagery. In the first phase of the Project--the organizational phase--a Steering Committee was established that included several faculty members, and a project team was created. In addition, Yale conducted a formal bid process and selected the Xerox Corporation to serve as its principal partner in the project. Xerox has identified for Yale the required equipment, software, and services to complete the project, as well as their costs, and has proposed a three-phase implementation plan. The implementation will ultimately result in a conversion subsystem, browsing stations distributed on the campus network within the Yale Library, a subsystem for storing 10,000 books in digital form, and network access to high-quality image printers. The process leading to the selection of the vendor helped isolate areas of risk and uncertainty as well as key issues to be addressed during the life of the project. The Yale Library is now prepared to select the material for conversion to digital image form and to seek funding, initially for the first phase, and then for the entire project. This report reviews the purpose and scope of the project, outlines the steps taken in the first (organization) phase, and presents a summary of the results to date. (Author/KRN)
Directory of information sources on scientific research related to the preservation of sound recordings, still and moving images, and magnetic tape by Margaret S Child( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
This document was compiled to provide information about the current work of laboratories and researchers in non-print media in order to help explore and define possible future roles for the Commission on Preservation and Access. Its focus is on information from public sector and non-profit organizations. Summaries of the activities of 18 organizations, ranging in length from one paragraph to one page, are included. The descriptions cover the nature and scope of the organizations, their publications, and research projects related to preservation of photographs, film, and sound media. The directory also describes five databases, eight serials, seven monographs and articles, and three conference proceedings that address these topics. (KRN)
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controlled identity Council on Library and Information Resources

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Commission on Preservation & Access
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