Friday, October 16, 2009

Digital Preservation Matters - 15 October 2009

PREMIS Implementation Fair 2009. Reports. October 7, 2009.

This fair concerning PREMIS (digital preservation metadata) was presented following the iPres conference in San Francisco. The online agenda for the PREMIS fair now includes the PowerPoint and PDF presentations. They include:

  • Status of PREMIS (Brian Lavoie)
  • Implementation in METS (Rebecca Guenther)
  • PREMIS Rights implementation at University of California San Diego (Bradley Westbrook)
  • PREMIS for geospatial data (Nancy Hoebelheinrich)
  • Towards Interoperable Preservation Repositories (TIPR) project (Priscilla Caplan)


New E-Book Company to Focus on Older Titles. Motoko Rich. The New York Times. October 13, 2009.

A new company has been formed that will republish old titles, and seeks new authors willing to be published in electronic format. They look at to an aggressive marketing campaign, and are looking at both the backlist and the electronic format.


The ARL Preservation Statistics 2006-07. David Green. Association of Research Libraries. September 25, 2009.

The latest edition of the preservation statistics. It looks mainly at physical preservation, and includes information on personnel, expenditures, conservation treatment, preservation treatment, and preservation microfilming. The section dealing with digital preservation states:

“Digitizing for preservation purposes is the reproduction of bound volumes, pamphlets, unboundsheets, manuscripts, maps, posters, works of art on paper, and other paper-based materials for thepurpose of:

a) making duplicate copies that replace deteriorated originals (e.g., by digitizing texts and storing them permanently in electronic form and/or printing them on alkaline paper);

b) making preservation master copies to guard against irretrievable loss of unique originals (e.g., by making high-resolution electronic copies of photographs and storing them permanently and/or printing them; or

c) making surrogate copies that can be retrieved and distributed easily, thereby improving access to information resources without exposing original materials to excessive handling; or some combination of these factors.


Alfresco Achieves DoD 5015.02 Records Management Certification. Marisa Peacock. CMS Wire. Oct 5, 2009.

Alfresco is certified as DoD 5015.2 compliant, the first open source content management system to do so. The Department of Defense standard outlines mandatory requirements for Records Management programs and is recognized as a base standard by many organizations.

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