Digital Preservation: Tales from the Precipice between theory and practice
Poster presented at DLF November 2013, Austin, Texas
Long-term access to digital materials relies on active management of these resources. A major challenge for today’s data stewards is how best to apply the plethora of recommended standards and emerging technologies not only to newly created digital content but to legacy digital data. This poster describes our ongoing activities and methods used in applying standards and best practices in support of the preservation and continuous use of our digital assets. This includes gathering the history of the data in digital curation profiles, analysis of file formats, archiving of high-resolution master files, and ensuring critical preservation metadata is maintained.
Digital preservation; digital curation; digital archiving; repositories management; standards