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There is growing recognition of the need to address the fragility of digital information, on which our society heavily depends for smooth operation in all aspects of daily life. This has been discussed in many books and articles on digital preservation, so why is there a need for yet one more? Because, for the most part, those other publications focus on documents, images and webpages - objects that are normally rendered to be simply displayed by software to a human viewer. Yet there are clearly many more types of digital objects that may need to be preserved, such as databases, scientific data and software itself.

David Giaretta, Director of the Alliance for Permanent Access,  and his contributors explain why the tools and techniques used for preserving rendered objects are inadequate for all these other types of digital objects, and they provide the concepts, techniques and tools that are needed. The book is structured in three parts. The first part is on theory, i.e., the concepts and techniques that are essential for preserving digitally encoded information. The second part then shows practice, i.e., the use and validation of these tools and techniques. Finally, the third part concludes by addressing how to judge whether money is being well spent, in terms of effectiveness and cost sharing.

Various examples of digital objects from many sources are used to explain the tools and techniques presented. The presentation style mainly aims at practitioners in libraries, archives and industry who are either directly responsible for preservation or who need to prepare for audits of their archives. Researchers in digital preservation and developers of preservation tools and techniques will also find valuable practical information here. Researchers creating digitally encoded information of all kinds will also need to be aware of these topics so that they can help to ensure that their data is usable and can be valued by others now and in the future.

To further assist the reader, the book is supported by many hours of videos and presentations from the CASPAR project and by a set of open source software.



The really foolproof solution for digital preservation

Introduction to OAIS concepts and terminology

Types of Digital Objects

Threats to Digital Preservation and possible solutions

OAIS in more depth

Understanding a Digital Object: Basic Representation Information

Preservation of Intelligibility of Digital Objects

Understandability and Usability of data

In addition to understanding it what is it?: Preservation Description Information

Linking data and metadata: Packaging

Basic Preservation Strategies


Advanced Preservation Analysis

Testing claims about digital preservation

Tools for countering the Threats to Digital Preservation

The CASPAR Key Components Implementation

Overview of the testbeds

STFC science testbed

European Space Agency testbed

Cultural Heritage Testbed

Contemporary Performing Arts Testbed

Sharing the Effort

Infrastructure Roadmap

Who is doing a good job? Audit and Certification

Final thoughts


Titel: Advanced Digital Preservation
EAN: 9783642168093
ISBN: 978-3-642-16809-3
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Springer
Genre: IT & Internet
Anzahl Seiten: 510
Veröffentlichung: 01.06.2011
Jahr: 2011
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 19.7 MB