Digital Preservation by Design

Digital Preservation by Design

Stacy Kowalczyk (Indiana University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-875-8.ch019


Current knowledge is produced, disseminated, and stored in digital format. This data will not be preserved by benign neglect; digital information will be preserved only through active management. This chapter will provide a theoretical foundation for digital preservation, an overview of current best practice for digital preservation, and a research agenda as well as a proscriptive framework by which to design digital preservation into a system.

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