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A manual for the preservation of library materials in tropical countries.
Protecting and preserving Web documents through a distributed digital preservation system.
Vicky Reich describes the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe) a system which creates low-cost, persistent digital "caches" of e-journal content housed locally at institutions that have authorized access to that content and actively choose to preserve it. (Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship Fall 2002)
Steve Hitchcock presents a list and comments on other lists of individual archives. (31 March 2003)
Susanne Dobratz and Heike Neuroth describe nestor, the German Network of Expertise in long-term storage of digital resources. They provide a convenient checklist of issues to be addressed in any digital preservation project. (D-Lib Magazine 10(4) April 2004).
This is a German project to create a network of expertise in digital preservation for Germany. The emphasis is put on long-term accessibility of digital resources and not that much on pure preservation aspects. Within the project the following will be created: a web-based information forum with information on different aspects of long-term archiving and long-term accessibility of digital resources in German; a platform for information and communication; criteria for trusted digital repositories; recommendations for certification procedures of digital repositories; recommendations for collecting guidelines and selection criteria of digital resources to be archived; guidelines and policies for the long-term preservation of digital resources; the concept for a permanent organisation form of the “network of expertise in digital preservation” and its information forum in Germany. The website is in German and English.
Marian Hanley describes the National Library of Australia's PADI Safekeeping project including selection, archiving and workflows. (Originally published in High Energy Physics Libraries Webzine #9 February 2004.)
The National Library of Australia's Preserving Access to Digital Information (PADI) initiative hopes to ensure that information in digital form is managed with appropriate consideration for preservation and future access.
H.M. Gladney provides a checklist of key questions for anybody considering a digital preservation project. (Digital Document Quarterly 1(3) 3Q2002)
This article argues that the technical component of digital preservation R&D should focus on the design and management of digital objects. (Digital Document Quarterly 3(2) 2Q2004).
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