Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 508.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2000 11:01:39 +0000
From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <email@example.com>
Subject: Report Still Available: A Strategic Framework for
Creating and Preserving Digital
News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
from across the Community
March 23, 2000
A Strategic Framework for Creating and Preserving Digital Resources
eLib Supporting Study P3
Neil Beagrie and Daniel Greenstein,
Library Information Technology Centre, South Bank University, London 1998
ISBN 1 900508 47 8 78 pages $31.50
U.S readers may be interested in this report, still available through NINCH.
The Electronic Libraries programme (eLib) publication of the digital
preservation study undertaken by the AHDS Executive on behalf of the
Digital Archiving Working Party of the UK's Joint Information Systems
Committee, British Library, and National Preservation Office is now
available. The study outlines a strategic policy framework for creating and
preserving digital collections and recommends good practice to those
involved in the creation, management, or long-term preservation of digital
information which will form our cultural and intellectual heritage in the
"digital age". Included in the report are six case studies based on a
series of fifteen interviews with organizations and individuals involved in
major data creation projects and digital preservation worldwide.
High Praise for this Report:
"The study presents thirteen recommendations in the areas of long-term
digital preservation, standards, the policy framework, and future research.
Six case studies highlight some of the real-life considerations concerning
digital preservation. At a time when content providers and libraries are
racing headlong toward digitization of information resources, this study
provides critical guidance."
Scout Report, Volume 5, Number 2, 8 May 1998
"This study...has received international recognition and will almost
certainly continue to be a key strategic document for those concerned with
preserving digital materials"
NPO Journal Issue 4 May 99, 12-3
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