Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Digital Preservation Reading List

Interested in developing a digital preservation plan, but not quite sure where to start? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. The Northeast Document Conservation Center has recently developed a Digital Preservation Reading List. This annotated bibliography was developed “to acquaint you with the challenges associated with developing a digital preservation plan and repository, and successful strategies for overcoming those challenges.”

The bibliography begins with a broad overview of digital preservation needs. It then delves into specifics such as strategies, frameworks, file formats, metadata, curation, and more. It also takes into consideration some of the ambiguity in terminology and includes items on specific types of digital archives and repositories (such as Institutional Repositories, Subject-Based Repositories, and Research Repositories).

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