The strategy document is intended to guide the Library’s digital preservation activities for the next few years. It identifies strategic priorities as well as the the roles and responsibilities of those who will deliver the strategy. The digital preservation challenges include technological obsolescence, media integrity, bit rot, digital rights management, metadata and others. Also important are
- Proactive Lifecycle management
- Integrity & validation
- Fragility of storage media
- Control and consistency throughout the lifecycle is therefore an essential aspect of large scale, sustainable preservation.
- Priorities include:
- Changes to the existing technical repository infrastructure
- Ingest digital collections with metadata for long term preservation
- Management and reporting will be documented and provide assurance and evidence of preservation
- Deliver content to users from the long term repository in a timely and reliable manner
- Also important is to embed the skills and resources needed to sustain this approach into the future.
- British Library Digital Preservation Strategy
- Collecting Digital Content at the Library of Congress
- Building a Digital Preservation Strategy
- Establishing Digital Preservation At the University of Melbourne