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Special issue on Technology and digital preservation

Library Hi Tech, Volume 28, issue 2 (2010) is a special issue on “Technology and digital preservation.” Preprints of articles are now available, though subscription may be required to access some. A few that you may find interesting:

  • Economics, sustainability, and the cooperative model in digital preservation, by Mr. Tyler O. Walters, Dr. Katherine Skinner. “The authors provide an examination of the emerging field of digital preservation and its economics. They consider in detail the cooperative model and the path it provides toward sustainability as well as how it fosters participation by cultural memory organizations and their administrators, who are concerned about what digital preservation will ultimately cost and who will pay.”
  • “Land of the lost”: a discussion of what can be preserved through digital preservation, by Mr. David Pearson, Mr. Nicholas del Pozo, Mr. Andrew Stawowczyk Long. “…proposes the concept of preservation intent: a clear articulation of a commitment to preserve an object, the specific elements of that object that should be preserved, and a clear time line for the duration of preservation. It investigates these concepts through simple and practical examples.”
  • Keeping It Simple: The Alabama Digital Preservation Network (ADPNet), by Mr. Aaron Trehub, Mr. Thomas C. Wilson. “The purpose of this paper is to present a brief overview of the current state of Distributed Digital Preservation (DDP) networks in North America and to provide a detailed technical, administrative, and financial description of a working, self-supporting DDP network: the Alabama Digital Preservation Network (ADPNet). The authors view ADPNet in a comparative perspective with other Private LOCKSS Networks (PLNs) and argue that the Alabama model represents a promising approach to DDP for other states and consortia.”

There is much more. A very rich and informative issue.

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