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The European Commission funded Electronic Resource Preservation and Access Network project will establish an expandable European Consortium to consider the best practice and skills development in digital preservation of cultural heritage and scientific objects. The dominant feature of ERPANET will be the provision of a virtual clearinghouse and knowledge-base on state-of-the-art developments in digital preservation and the transfer of that expertise among individuals and institutions.
An organisation which promotes activities aimed at keeping collections in European archives and libraries accessible over time.
A register of standards and codes of practice relating to conservation and preservation compiled by John McIlwaine for IFLA.
Valerie Spedding provides an overview on projects and technologies concerned with data archiving and preservation. (Research Information Spring 2003)
GRIP is a a fully searchable database of information on preservation of print and digital documents. It contains selected and annotated references to literature on preservation-related topics, links to websites, projects, organizations and discussion groups. GRIP is a joint project of Nationaal Archief (the National Archives of the Netherlands) and the European Commission on Preservation and Access (ECPA).
Roy Tennant provides a road map of setting up an institutional archive, including models and software. (Library Journal 15 September 2002)
Clifford A. Lynch writes about the roles and significance of institutional repositories as a strategy for supporting the use of networked information to advance scholarship. (ARL Bimonthly Report 226 February 2003) February 2003
Clifford A. Lynch and Joan K. Lippincott examine the deployment of institutional repositories in higher education in the United States. (D-Lib Magazine 11(9) 2005).
Margaret E Phillips and Adrian Cunningham write that democracy, governance, consultation and participation all depend on the availability of authentic and reliable information. Australian Government agencies as well as educational and research institutions, are producing increasingly large volumes of information in electronic formats only. While Australia has done more than most countries to date to address the need to identify, collect, store and preserve publications and organisational records in electronic formats, large amounts of information are still at risk of loss.
Florence Olsen says The Library of Congress will take the first steps this year in carrying out a national strategy for preserving digital materials. (10 March 2004)
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