ERIC Number: ED369413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Digital Preservation Consortium: Mission and Goals.
Walters, Donald J.; Kenney, Anne
The development of the National Information Infrastructure (NII) and the growing use of the Internet are creating a rapidly-changing environment for collaborative preservation and access. Within this environment, the Digital Preservation Consortium (DPC) seeks to advance the use and utility of digital technology for the preservation of and access to library materials by fostering the needed infrastructure. Some of the goals of the DPC are to verify and monitor the usefulness of digital imagery for preservation and access; to define and promote shared methods and standards for the production, storage, and distribution of digital images; to enlarge the base of materials preserved in digital image form; and to develop and maintain reliable and affordable mechanisms to gain access to digital image documents. Given its mission and goals for action the document concludes that the DPC needs to establish a formal constitution with defined criteria for membership and an internal organization that can sustain itself in the execution of its mission and goals. (JLB)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Consortia, Cooperative Programs, Higher Education, Information Networks, Institutional Mission, Library Materials, Mission Statements, Policy Formation, Preservation, Universities
Commission on Preservation and Access, 1400 16th Street, N.W., Suite 740, Washington, DC 20036-2217 ($10 while supplies last).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Preservation and Access, Washington, DC.