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Paper 163_elpub2009:
What Small Projects Producing Digital Resources Need to Know about Digital Preservation?

id 163_elpub2009
authors Dobreva, Milena; Nikola Ikonomov
year 2009
title What Small Projects Producing Digital Resources Need to Know about Digital Preservation?
source ELPUB2009. Rethinking Electronic Publishing: Innovation in Communication Paradigms and Technologies - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Electronic Publishing held in Milano, Italy 10-12 June 2009 / Edited by: Susanna Mornati and Turid Hedlund. ISBN 978-88-6134-326-6, 2009, pp. 565-577
summary Large institutions in the cultural heritage sector are establishing preservation policies and incorporating digital preservation related activities into their everyday practice. But there are numerous small projects which produce digital resources and the issue of their products’ sustainability quite often is not properly addressed. This paper will take three projects as case studies – TEXTE, KT-DigiCult-Bg and the Parallel Archive – and will offer scenarios based on these cases. These scenarios present three typical cases: a project which prepares stand-alone resources; a project which prepares materials for ingest into a larger repository, and a project with highly dynamic content. The risks in all three cases will be analysed and appropriate recommendations taking into account the specific situation will be drawn. The paper motivates the need to enhance existing standards in the field into the direction of preservation of dynamic resources.
keywords digital preservation, static and dynamic content, risks
series ELPUB:2009
type short paper
email milena.dobreva@strath.ac.uk
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