Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Digital Preservation Handbook: revision

Digital Preservation Handbook: revision. Digital Preservation Coalition. October 2015.
     The original version of the handbook was compiled by Neil Beagrie and Maggie Jones; the revised 2nd edition of the Digital Preservation Handbook is being updated and released in stages between October 2015 and March 2016. The contents include:
  • Getting started
  • Organisational activities: Creating digital materials, acquisition and appraisal, retention and review, storage, legacy media, preservation planning, access, and metadata and documentation
  • Technical Solutions and Tools: Fixity and checksums, file formats and standards, information Security, cloud services, digital forensics, and persistent identifiers
  • Content-specific preservation: such as e-Journals, moving pictures and sound, and web-archiving
Sections to be added:
  • Digital preservation briefing
  • Institutional strategies
The revisions and additions will make this an even more valuable resource.


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