Monday, June 16, 2008

Primer on Digital Preservation

More and more, libraries of all sizes are faced with the problems of digital media - library photos taken with digital cameras, town meetings recorded in MP3, finding aids and library brochures in Word, WordPerfect, etc.

If you're interested in a quick and general overview of the challenges involved in preserving digital materials, check out this one page article from the May 2008 issue of American Libraries:

Title: Digital Defense.
Authors: Caplan, Priscilla
Source: American Libraries; May2008, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p38-38, 1p
Full Text via Digital Pipeline:

Does your library hold digital materials -- either in your collection or on staff computers? What sort of stuff do you have? And do you have worries that you won't be able to pull it up in a few years?



Blogger SHI Archivist said...

Thanks, I found this article very helpful. And great blog, I look it over weekly. Thanks, Zach

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