Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Lessons From a (Former?) Digital Preservation Neophyte.

Lessons From a (Former?) Digital Preservation Neophyte. Chris Prom. Website. April 10, 2012.

What do we really need to do:
  1. Render objects
  2.  Retain evidence
  3. Show authenticity
We do not need to understand it all at once, nor implement it all at the same time
  1. Get your own house in order
  2.  Begin helping others
  3. Develop a digital program statement
  4. Acquire and deal with digital born stuff
  5.  Begin to implement a TDR
General Process:
  • Understand your limitations
  • Understand the format and structure of what you are trying to preserve
  •  Match tools to desired services
  • Be consistent
  •  Be willing to experiment (and fail)
  •  Provide something other people need
  • The process of learning an art can be divided conveniently into two parts: one, the mastery of the theory the other, the mastery of the practice. Erich Fromm
  • Thought can only lead us to the knowledge but  it cannot give us the ultimate answer.  The only way in which the world can ultimately be grasped lies not in thought, but in the act.”


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