Between institutional repositories and hosting journals, many libraries are becoming responsible for scholarly content in new ways. While PDFs are the most common format today, the unique, local, serial content may be in variety of formats. These items may be digitized text, born digital text, audio, video, or images. This presentation will discuss formats that will remain accessible through time (PDF/A, txt, xml) so that content is not locked in proprietary formats. It will also discuss options for backing up items and associated metadata, including simple back-ups, off-site storage of files, LOCKSS, Private LOCKSS Networks, and Portico. The presenters will offer suggestions for how to ensure your local content is being preserved properly.
Carol Ann Borchert
Coordinator for Serials, University of South Florida
Carol Ann Borchert has been the Coordinator for Serials at the University of South Florida (USF) since 2004. Previously, she was in the Reference and Government Documents departments at USF, and in several areas of the James B. Duke Library at Furman University. She holds an MLS from the University of Kentucky and an M.A. in Spanish from USF.
University of Iowa
Wendy Robertson, Digital Scholarship Librarian has worked as a librarian at The University of Iowa Libraries since 2001. Her previous work positions include Electronic Resources Systems Librarian in Enterprise Applications, Electronic Resources Management Unit Head in Technical Services, and Electronic Resources Technical Services Librarian in Serials. She holds an MLS from The University of Iowa.