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Preserving Digital Materials

Author : Ross Harvey
ISBN : 9781538102985
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The third edition of Preserving Digital Materials provides a survey of the digital preservation landscape. This book is structured around four questions: 1. Why do we preserve digital materials? 2. What digital materials do we preserve? 3. How do we preserve digital materials? 4. How do we manage digital preservation? This is a concise handbook and reference for a wide range of stakeholders who need to understand how preservation works in the digital world. It notes the increasing importance of the role of new stakeholders and the general public in digital preservation. It can be used as both a textbook for teaching digital preservation and as a guide for the many stakeholders who engage in digital preservation. Its synthesis of current information, research, and perspectives about digital preservation from a wide range of sources across many areas of practice makes it of interest to all who are concerned with digital preservation. It will be of use to preservation administrators and managers, who want a professional reference text, information professionals, who wish to reflect on the issues that digital preservation raises in their professional practice, and students in the field of digital preservation.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Preserving Digital Materials

Author : Douglas Ross Harvey
ISBN : 9783598441080
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 54.2 MB
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This book provides a single-volume introduction to the principles, strategies and practices currently applied by librarians and record keepers to the preservation of digital information. Also included are case studies of practice from the library, record keeping, audiovisual archiving, data archiving and geospatial communities.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Preserving Digital Information

Author : Henry Gladney
ISBN : 9783540378877
Genre : Computers
File Size : 54.26 MB
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Cultural history enthusiasts have asserted the urgent need to protect digital information from imminent loss. This book describes methodology for long-term preservation of all kinds of digital documents. It justifies this methodology using 20th century theory of knowledge communication, and outlines the requirements and architecture for the software needed. The author emphasizes attention to the perspectives and the needs of end users.
Category: Computers

Protecting Your Library S Digital Sources

Author : Miriam B. Kahn
ISBN : 083890873X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 68.1 MB
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Looks at the prevention of loss, the restoration of data or digital materials, and planning for long-term access to these materials. The last chapter provides 29 different checklists to help digital project managers and information technology specialists formulate a disaster response plan and consider a variety of issues in planning for the long life of their projects.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Digital Archives Handbook

Author : Aaron D. Purcell
ISBN : 9781538122396
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 61.35 MB
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This edited volume explores the challenges of digital donations with essays from archivists who have developed methods to provide access to a diverse range of digital materials found in government, private, and academic archives.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Proceedings Of The International Symposium Science Engineering Libraries For The 21st Century Leuven October 2 4 2002 Arenbergkasteel Leuven Heverlee

Author : Raf Dekeyser
ISBN : 9058674118
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The digital revolution of the last decades of the 20th century had a vast impact on scientific, and other libraries worldwide. Modern technology has made the access to information so much easier and faster, and the Internet sometimes gives its users the false impression that all information can be obtained without any human intervention. If this were true, libraries would be reduced from intellectual laboratories to museums, where visitors only come to look at those strange paper format precursors of the digital information carriers. Even if such an extreme futuristic view cannot be completely excluded, it is still very far away. In the meantime, libraries and librarians continue to play an important role, especially in the digital environment where the traditional skills of librarians have found a new importance and new applications. Their devotion to the preservation of historically significant documents may counterbalance the tendency of the Internet to become a dull collection of knowledge facts and to forget the logical processes through which this knowledge was obtained. The long-established experience of librarians as organizers of information and as facilitators of the access to this organised knowledge collection has already proven to be of immeasurable value for the use of all kinds of digital information sources.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Putting Content Online

Author : Mark Jordan
ISBN : 9781780630984
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book focuses on practical, standards-based approaches to planning, executing and managing projects in which libraries and other cultural institutions digitize material and make it available on the web (or make collections of born-digital material available). Topics include evaluating material for digitization, intellectual property issues, metadata standards, digital library content management systems, search and retrieval considerations, project management, project operations, proposal writing, and libraries’ emerging role as publishers. Highly practical. Explains complex processes, warns of potential challenges and provides advice for solving realistic problems Comprehensive: includes coverage of the range of techniques and strategies for digitizing and organizing material that practitioners can use to plan and implement digitization projects
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


Author : Charles F. Thomas
ISBN : 0824707729
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This title analyzes contemporary trends and tools that affect how information is created, stored, discovered and used in a progressive technological environment. It presents a framework for librarians to tailor their services and resources, in-house expertise and organizational identities to provide an efficient and effective community of learning for their evolving clientele.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Digital Scholarship 2009

Author : Charles Wesley Bailey
ISBN : 9781451553253
Genre : Reference
File Size : 81.85 MB
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Digital Scholarship 2009 includes four bibliographies: the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: 2009 Annual Edition, the Institutional Repository Bibliography, the Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography, and the Google Book Search Bibliography. The longest bibliography, the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: 2009 Annual Edition, presents selected English-language articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Most sources have been published between 1990 and 2009; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1990 are also included. Peter Jacso said in ONLINE (vol. 27, no. 3 2003, pp. 73-76): "SEP [Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography] is compiled with utter professionalism. It reminds me of the work of the best artisans who know not only every item that leaves their workshops, but each component used to create them--providing the ideal quality control. . . . The selection of items is impeccable. I have yet to find journal articles irrelevant to the scope of the bibliography. SEP could be used as a benchmark in evaluating abstracting/indexing databases that proudly claim to have coverage of electronic publishing, but do not come close to SEP."
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Networking For Digital Preservation

Author : Ingeborg Verheul
ISBN : 9783598440212
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Libraries all over the world have to deal with fast growing numbers of digital materials that need to be safeguarded. Publications in digital form, online or on CD, digitised images, and born-digital objects need to be preserved and kept accessible. Safeguarding digital heritage is a major issue, especially for national libraries, because of their legal task of preserving the national heritage of a country. This volume describes the state of the art of digital repositories, preservation strategies and current projects in the national libraries of Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the USA.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines