What is it? <ul><li>Preservation – to prolong the existence of library materials from physical and chemical deterioration and prevent the loss of content. </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Preservation- the management of digital materials over time, by using curation (management of data from creation), archiving (proper storage and access) and preservation (maintenance) strategies. </li></ul>
Digital Preservation Issues <ul><li>Digital media lacks permanence – media changes and/or corrupts </li></ul><ul><li>Digital media depends on computers for readability </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple formats – preserve digital copies along the way </li></ul><ul><li>Born digital materials– websites like Cybercemetary </li></ul>
Digital Preservation Strategies <ul><li>Develop better digital storage media </li></ul><ul><li>Refresh digital data – copying from one location to another </li></ul><ul><li>Migrate to newer/improved formats </li></ul><ul><li>WHEN THERE’S TROUBLE </li></ul><ul><li>Technical emulation- using technology to imitate the function of the computer system on which the digital materials were created </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Archaeology- Recreation of unreadable stored bits. on-going management of data from the point of creation. </li></ul>
Digital Preservation Pioneers <ul><li>NDIIPP- National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program – websites, web sites, digital music, social networking sites, executive correspondence –these things are not tangible-so does that mean we shouldn’t save them? </li></ul><ul><li>National Audio-Visual Conservation Center -Culpepper, VA- conservation and storage of film and digital preservation of analog formats </li></ul><ul><li>National Digital Newspaper Program- “Chronicling America”- digital repository of newspapers from 1690-present </li></ul><ul><li>Digitizing American Imprints- $2 million grant for a program to digitize thousands of public-domain works, with a major focus on at-risk "brittle books" and U.S. history volumes </li></ul><ul><li>American Memory- Digital history of American images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document US history. </li></ul>
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