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Practical Digital Preservation
A How-to Guide for Organizations of Any Size



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ISBN 9781783303151
Published March 31, 2019 by Facet Publishing
352 Pages

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A practical guide to the development and operation of digital preservations services for organizations of any size

Practical Digital Preservation offers a comprehensive overview of best practice and is aimed at the non-specialist, assuming only a basic understanding of IT. The book provides guidance as to how to implement strategies with minimal time and resources.

Digital preservation has become a critical issue for institutions of all sizes but until recently has mostly been the preserve of national archives and libraries with the resources, time and specialist knowledge available to experiment.

As the discipline matures and practical tools and information are increasingly available the barriers to entry are falling for smaller organizations which can realistically start to take active steps towards a preservation strategy. However, the sheer volume of technical information now available on the subject is becoming a significant obstacle and a straightforward guide is required to offer clear and practical solutions.

Each chapter in Practical Digital Preservation covers the essential building blocks of digital preservation strategy and implementation, leading the reader through the process.

Table of Contents

1. Making the case for digital preservation 2. Understanding your requirements 3. Models for implementing a digital preservation service 4. Selecting and acquiring digital objects 5. Accessioning and ingesting digital objects 6. Describing digital objects 7.Preserving digital objects 8. Providing access to users 9. Future trends.

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Biography

Adrian Brown is the Director of the Parliamentary Archives and has lectured and published widely on all aspects of digital preservation. He was previously Head of Digital Preservation at the National Archives where his team won the International Digital Preservation Award in 2007.