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Networking for Digital Preservation: Current Practice in 15 National Libraries
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, digitised 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 ...more
Hardcover, 269 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Walter de Gruyter
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Solid overview of digital preservation operations, systems, and strategies in 15 major national libraries. The opening chapter is excellent. I just skimmed through the national libraries' chapters, only reading the USA chapter, but that information seemed pretty good too. The book strikes a nice balance between giving details and not getting bogged down in them. This field is changing rapidly so being from 2006 hurts the volume a lot, but it actually fares pretty well since its outlook is long-t ...more