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Digital Preservation for Libraries, Archives, and Museums (Paperback) (Edward M. Corrado & Heather
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Digital Preservation in Libraries, Archives, and Museumsrepresents a new approach to getting started with digital preservation: that of what cultural heritage professionals need to know as they begin their work. For administrators and practitioners alike, the information in this book is presented readably, focusing on management issues and best practices. Although this book addresses technology, it is not solely focused on technology. After all, technology changes and digital preservation is aimed for the long term. This is not a how-to book giving step-by-step processes for certain materials in a given kind of system. Instead, it addresses a broad group of resources that could be housed in any number of digital preservation systems. Finally, this book is about “things (not technology; not how-to; not theory) I wish I knew before I got started.” Digital preservation is concerned with the life cycle of the digital object in a robust and all-inclusive way. Many Europeans and some North Americans may refer to digital curation to mean the same thing, taking digital preservation to be the very limited steps and processes needed to insure access over the long term. The authors take digital preservation in the broadest sense of the term: looking at all aspects of curating and preserving digital content for long term access.The book is divided into four parts based on the Digital Preservation Triad:
- Situating Digital Preservation,
- Management Aspects,
- Technology Aspects, and
- Content-Related Aspects.
Number of Pages: 373
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Author: Edward M. Corrado & Heather Moulaison Sandy
Street Date: January 26, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-2163
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