Preserving Our Collections, Preserving Our Missions

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Martin Halbert, Dean of University Libraries (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: A Guide to Distributed Digital Preservation is intentionally structured such that every chaptercan stand on its own or be paired with other segments of the book at will, allowing readers topick their own pathway through the guide as best suits their needs. This approach hasnecessitated that the authors and editors include some level of repetition of basic principlesacross chapters, and has also made the Glossary (included at the back of this guide) an essentialreference resource for all readers.This guide is written with a broad audience in mind that includes librarians, curators, archivists,scholars, technologists, lawyers, and administrators. Any resourceful reader should be able to usethis guide to gain both a philosophical and practical understanding of the emerging field ofdistributed digital preservation (DDP), including how to establish or join a Private LOCKSSNetwork (PLN).

Additional Information

Publication
A Guide to Distributed Digital Preservation. Edited by Katherine Skinner and Matt Schultz. Educopia Institute, Atlanta, GA, 2010, pp. 1-9.
Language: English
Date: 2010
Keywords
digital preservation, LOCKSS, distributed digital preservation, DDP, PLN , cultural memory

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