The British Columbia Digital
Digital Library Construction Tools:
See also How-To Courses Standards
- CAMiLEON Project
(Creative Archiving at Michigan and Leeds: Emulating the Old on the New).
International study of electronic systems emulation as a means for digital
preservation. Site includes links to digital preservation resources.
- CLIR Reports and Publications.
Washington, D.C.: Council on Library and Information Resources. This page
contains descriptive links to research on, among other issues,  preservation
of electronic resources, including an online archives of documents issued
by the defunct Commission on Preservation and Access (1986-1997) which merged
with the CLIR. Many CLIR reports are available online in HTML format or
as downloadable Adobe PDF files. Hardcopy can also be ordered.  Date
- CoOL (Conservation
OnLine Resources for Conservation Professionals hosted by Stanford
University). Site includes links to full-text Electronic media and Electronic
records preservation resource material.
- Digital Continuity Forum
Presentations (Melbourne, Australia : 2001 November 19). Site hosted by
Swinburne University of Technology. Presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint
or Word format on the role and responsibilities of Australian academic institutions
in preserving electronic records. Date added: 2002-01-04.
Curation: Digital Archives, Libraries and E-science. (England : 2001
Site hosted by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). An invitational seminar, sponsored by the Digital Preservation
Coalition and the British National Space Centre, which aimed to
raise the profile of the Open Archival Information System Reference Model
(OAIS) standard in the UK and share practical experience. The meeting
and evaluation reports are  viewable or downloadable as Rich Text Format
(RTF) files. Delegate presentations can be viewed or downloaded in Microsoft
PowerPoint format. Date added: 2002-01-04.
- Digital Preservation.
Washington, D.C.: Digital Library Federation. This page contains descriptive
links to work on preservation of digital objects by the Commission on Preservation and Access (CPA), the
Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the Digital Library
Federation. Date added: 2001-01-16.
- Digital Preservation Coalition (United
Kingdom). Launched in 2001 and co-ordinated by the JISC Digital Preservation Focus,
the coalition is a non-profit company. The online edition of Preservation
Management of Digital Materials: A Handbook by Maggie Jones and Neil Beagrie
is maintained by the DPC. Date added: 2001-12-26. Date updated: 2002-09-23.
- Digital Preservation
Commons (Online Computer Library Center [OCLC] and Research Libraries Group
[RLG] hosted by OCLC). Announced in March 2000, this site intends to
communicate " best practices for the long-term retention of digital objects." As
of August 2001, two working groups are examining preservation metadata issues
and the attributes of a digital archive.
(Canadian Initiative on Digital Libraries). Annotated links to chiefly Canadian
sources on digital preservation issues.
- ERPANET Project. Funded by the
European Commission, the Electronic Resource Preservation and Access Network
aims to serve as a clearinghouse for research and best practices in the
area of preservation of electronic resources in Europe. The project is managed
by four partner institutions. Date added: 2001-12-19.
- European Commission on Preservation and Access. Amsterdam,
Netherlands. Established in 1994, the commission promotes the preservation
of collections in European archives and
libraries. The Web site contains a clickable/searchable  Preservation
Map of Europe. The commission is also managing the SEPIA
(Safeguarding European Photographic Images for Access) Project to assist
public institutions in preserving photographs. The ECPA also acts as a clearinghouse
for reports on preservation
within its jurisdiction and elsewhere in the world. Date added: 2001-12-16.
Centre. National Library of the Netherlands. Includes online resources
and links to Dutch research and projects on digitization and preservation
of digital objects. The National Library operates Metamorfoze, a national program for preservation of library material
which focuses on the preservation of Dutch manuscripts, books, newspapers
and magazines published between 1840 and 1950  and available in Dutch
collections. Date added: 2001-12-16.
- GRIP (Gateway
for  Resources and Information for Preservation). Amsterdam,
Netherlands: European Commission on Preservation and Access. Subject gateway
to preservation resources, including online publications. See also: PADI: Preserving Access to
Digital Information. Date created: 2002-10-22. Date accessed:
2002-12-23. Date added: 2002-12-23.
- International Internet Preservation Consortium.
Paris: Bibliotheque nationale de France, 2003-. " Led by the Bibliotheque nationale de France, the Consortium also comprises
National libraries of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Italy,
Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, The Library of Congress (USA) and the Internet
Date accessed: 2004-06-04. Date added: 2004-06-04.
- InterPARES Project (International
Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems). This
collaborative project, headquartered in British Columbia, Canada,
is studying and
modelling the requirements for the long-term storage and access to electronic
records which can be authenticated. For reports of  the
various task forces (Authenticity, Appraisal, Preservation), look  under
the site's Resources section. The final report of InterPARES 1, The
Long-term Preservation of Authentic Electronic Records: Findings of the InterPARES Project is
available as of September 2002. InterPARES 2 began on January 1, 2002 and
is funded until the end of 2006. Site includes links to other digital preservation resources.
InterPARES was preceded by a University of British Columbia project (1994-1997)
on preserving electronic records which resulted in the
U.S. Department of Defense 5015.2
Standard for certifying Records Managements Applications vendors. This
standard is also endorsed by the U.S. National Archives and Records
Administration for use by other federal government agencies.
Date updated: 2002-09-30.
- JISC Digital Preservation Focus.
Bristol, UK: Joint Information Systems Committee. Established in June 2000,
this group, among other activities,  is developing a long-term retention strategy for digital materials of relevance to
post-secondary and continuing education institutions in the UK. This group
also co-ordinated the establishment of the Digital
Preservation Coalition. Date added: 2001-12-26. Date updated: 2002-12-23.
- Joint NPO and RLG Preservation Conference:
Guidelines for Digital Imaging, September 28-30, 1998. Hosted by
the National Preservation Office, British Library, full-text of selected
conference papers in HTML format are available. Date added: 2001-12-20.
- LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep
Stuff Safe): Permanent Publishing on the Web (Stanford University). Digital
preservation model and software which provides for permanent access to
scientific journals published on the Internet/Web and housed on library
- The Long Now Foundation promotes
a 10,000 year view of time-telling and information preservation. See also The
- National Digital
Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (Library of Congress).
Established by an act of Congress in December 2000, the NDIIPP's mission
is to " Develop a national strategy to collect, archive and preserve the burgeoning
amounts of digital content, especially materials that are created only in
digital formats, for current and future generations." A background
article by Dr. Amy Friedlander about the NDIIPP appears in D-Lib
Magazine (April 2002). Date accessed: 2002-09-30. Date added: 2002-09-30.
- National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, 2005-. The NDNP was established in 2004 and the Web site, hosted by the Library of Congress, went live in June 2005. The site includes specifications for the   preservation of digitized newspapers. Date accessed: 2005-06-02. Date added: 2005-06-04.
- National Preservation Office, British Library, Publications. Established in 1984 by the British Library, its publications includes several online publications, including leaflets  and an electronic journal pertaining
to the creation, management and preservation of digital collections. Date
added: 2001-12-20. Date updated: 2004-12-31.
- NSF Workshop
on Research Challenges in Digital Archiving: Towards a National Infrastructure
for Long-Term Preservation of Digital Information (April 22, 2002 : Airlie
Center, Warrenton, Virginia, USA) . Sponsored and hosted by the National Science
Foundation's Digital Government Program, " The purpose of this workshop is to identify the research challenges in the area
of long-term preservation of digital information and to develop a set of
priorities for research. The need for robust, scalable, and affordable solutions
for digital archiving and preservation is becoming more pronounced as public and
private organizations rely extensively and, in some cases, exclusively on
information in digital form to transact business, keep official records, store
and manage research data, and to publish and disseminate information. Because
the digital archiving challenge is complex, progress in this area depends on
segmenting the broad problem of long-term preservation into reasonable research
objectives, setting priorities, mobilizing resources, and encouraging more
research to address this problem.
Participants in the workshop will include researchers working in
the areas of digital archiving, metadata and information representation, digital
libraries, storage media and distributed caching systems, information economics,
web harvesting, trusted systems and authentication, and computer security."
As of December 22, 2002, two draft versions of the final report are available
for download in Microsoft Word format. There is also a page of links to
resources on digital archiving issues. Date accessed: 2002-12-22. Date added:
- PADI: Preserving Access to
Digital Information (National Library of Australia). Highly
recommended subject gateway to
digital preservation information. See also: GRIP
(Gateway for  Resources and Information for Preservation). Date updated:
- PRESERV (Research
Libraries Group Preservation Program). Intended for RLG members, some documents
issued by PRESERV are available for public consultation or free download. See
also: Digital Preservation Commons (OCLC and
Studies (eLib Programme hosted by UKOLN, UK). Managed by British Library Research and Innovation Centre,
this set of  Electronic Libraries Programme studies covers the preservation
of digital resources. Date added: 2001-12-20.
- RAMP Studies.
Paris, France: Records and Archives Management Programme, United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Most of the studies published
from 1987 to 1995 are available online in HTML format or as downloadable
Rich Text Format documents studies issued before 1986 are available only on microfilm.
Many of these studies deal with preservation and other issues around electronic
resources. Most have been superseded by other more recent research. Date
- Symposium 2003: Preservation of Electronic Records: New Knowledge and Decision-making. Conference hosted by the Canadian Conservation Institute and the Library and Archives Canada (formerly the National Archives of Canada and the National Library of Canada), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, September 15 to 18, 2003. Date accessed: 2002-10-09. Date added: 2002-10-09.
- Trusted Digital
Repositories: Attributes and Responsibilities: An RLG-OCLC Report.
Mountain View, CA: Research Libraries Group, 2002. Final report from the
joint RLG-OCLC digital preservation initiative
available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file. This report is based on the August
2001 document Attributes
of a Trusted Digital Repository: Meeting the Needs of Research Resources.
Date accessed: 2002-05-08. Date added: 2002-05-08.
Archives Portal. Paris, France, United Nations Educational, Scientific
and Cultural Organization. Subject gateway to Internet/Web resources by
and about archives and museums.  Includes a section on Preservation
and Conservation. Date added: 2001-12-16.
Electronic Records Strategy (VERS). Victoria, Australia: Public Record Office Victoria. Site includes a downloadable version of Keeping Electronic
Records Forever, a commissoned study undertaken by the consulting firm
Ernst and Young in 1996. VERS and its electronic records management components
are the results of this study. Work on VERS overlaps with that of
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