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Preservation: Digital Preservation

This LibGuide offers resources to guide libraries in the provision of long-term access to the physical and intellectual contents of their collections through conservation, preservation, and digitization.

Digital preservation is a set of activities aimed towards ensuring access to digital materials over time. In the United States digital preservation tends to be interpreted as the life-cycle management of materials from the point of their creation, while in the United Kingdom the term digital curation is used for life-cycle management while digital preservation is reserved for those activities specifically geared towards future accessibility.
- Caplan, Priscilla. "Chapter 1: What Is Digital Preservation?" Library Technology Reports 44, no. 2 (February/March 2008): 7-9.

Resources for Digital Preservation

Books on Digital Preservation