Current issues in digital preservation: A perspective from the Digital Library Federation

6/23/98


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Current issues in digital preservation: A perspective from the Digital Library Federation

Current issues in digital preservation

The Task Force report

The Limits of Digital Technology

A note on definitions

"Preserve integrity and ensure persistence"

Integrity of information objects

The political economy of "ensuring persistence"

Create an operating environment

Manage migration

Migration strategies

Key findings and recommendations

Issues from the perspective of the DLF

Digital Preservation

Some key issues for further consideration

Institutional goals

The role of metadata in preserving coherence

Descriptive metadata

Administrative metadata

Structural metadata

The repertoire of archiving methods

Preservation state of the art: say prayers?

Author: Donald J. Waters

Email: John.Garrett@gsfc.nasa.gov

Home Page: http://ssdoo.gsfc.nasa.gov/nost/isoas/dads/

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