Networking for Digital Preservation: IFLA Publications 119

  • Volume 119
  • Ingeborg Verheul
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  • ISBN-10: 3598440219
  • ISBN-13: 9783598440212
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 269 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released March 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Libraries all over the world have to deal with fast growing numbers of digital materials that need to be safeguarded. Publications in digital form, online or on CD, digitized images, and born-digital objects need to be preserved and kept accessible. Safeguarding digital heritage is a major issue, especially for national libraries, because of their legal task of preserving the national heritage of a country.

This volume describes the state of the art of digital repositories, preservation strategies and current projects in the national libraries of Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the USA.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Foreword: Dr. Wim van Drimmelen.
Foreword: Renate Gömpel.
Table of Contents.
1: Context.
2: Aim, Scope and Methodology.
3: Practical Definitions.
4: Analysis.
5: General.
6: Legal Deposit Legislation.
7: Organisational Embedding.
8: Funding.
9: Digital Repository.
10: Status.
11: Services Provided.
12: Depositing.
13: Software and OAIS.
14: Materials.
15: Metadata and Metadata Schemes.
16: Access.
17: Preservation Strategies.
18: Current Strategies.
19: Future Strategies.
20: Current Activities.
21: National Activities.
22: International Activities.
23: Role Models for Cooperation.
24: Conclusion.
25: The Situation at Present.
26: Broadening the Scope.
27: Practices, Best Practices or Standards?.
28: Measuring Progress.
29: Future Perspectives.
30: Overviews National Libraries.
31: Overviews.
32: Australia.
33: Austria.
34: Canada.
35: China.
36: Denmark.
37: France.
38: Germany.
39: Japan.
40: The Netherlands.
41: New Zealand.
42: Portugal.
43: Sweden.
44: Switzerland.
45: The United Kingdom.
46: The United States of America.
47: Organisational Charts.
48: Cooperation Chart.
List of Acronyms.
Report of the National Library of Australia on Guidance for Digital Preservation: A Summary.