Preserving Digital Materials, Third Edition (Paperback)

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The third edition of Preserving Digital Materials provides a survey of the digital preservation landscape. This book is structured around four questions: 1. Why do we preserve digital materials? 2. What digital materials do we preserve? 3. How do we preserve digital materials? 4. How do we manage digital preservation? This is a concise handbook and reference for a wide range of stakeholders who need to understand how preservation works in the digital world. It notes the increasing importance of the role of new stakeholders and the general public in digital preservation. It can be used as both a textbook for teaching digital preservation and as a guide for the many stakeholders who engage in digital preservation. Its synthesis of current information, research, and perspectives about digital preservation from a wide range of sources across many areas of practice makes it of interest to all who are concerned with digital preservation. It will be of use to preservation administrators and managers, who want a professional reference text, information professionals, who wish to reflect on the issues that digital preservation raises in their professional practice, and students in the field of digital preservation.

About the Author


Dr. Ross Harvey is Adjunct Professor in Information Management in the School of Business IT and Logistics, RMIT University, Melbourne. He has held academic positions at universities in Australia, Singapore, and the United States, most recently in the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College, Boston, before returning to Australia. Jaye Weatherburn began her career in film and television before turning to information science. She completed a Bachelor of Film and Television at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, worked in live television production for many years, then retrained with a Master of Information Management. Jaye is currently working as a Digital Preservation Officer at the University of Melbourne, implementing the University's ten-year Digital Preservation Strategy (2015-2025). For as long as Twitter is around, she can be found at: @jayechats.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781538102978
ISBN-10: 1538102978
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: March 2nd, 2018
Pages: 276
Language: English