ERIC Number: ED327212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Preservation and Access Technology. The Relationship between Digital and Other Media Conversion Processes: A Structured Glossary of Technical Terms.
Lynn, M. Stuart
This document presents a comprehensive glossary of terms which are associated with document preservation technologies; there is a particular emphasis on the technologies of media conversion and the use of digital computer technologies. The glossary also includes technologies associated with access to such preserved materials. A document such as this is designed to serve a duality of purposes: first, to provide clarity to a growing technical terminology, and second, to examine the impact of digital technologies on libraries. The overall structure of the glossary is organized by three major concepts: (1) the original document (medium, format, periodicity, properties, condition, content); (2) the selection process (by title, category, bibliography, use, condition, scholarly advisory committee, conspectus); and (3) the preserved copy (technologies of preservation and media conversion, capture, storage, access methodology, distribution, presentation). A subject index and 12 references are provided. (MAB)
Descriptors: Definitions, Digital Computers, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Library Automation, Media Adaptation, Microforms, Paper (Material), Preservation, Technological Literacy
Commission on Preservation and Access, 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 313, Washington, DC 20036 ($5.00 per copy prepaid).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Preservation and Access, Washington, DC.
Note: A Report of the Technology Assessment Advisory Committee of the Commission on Preservation and Access.