ERIC Number: ED471957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Building a National Strategy for Digital Preservation: Issues in Digital Media Archiving.
Council on Library and Information Resources, Washington, DC.; Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
The United States Congress in December 2000 appropriated funds to the Library of Congress (LC) to spearhead an effort to develop a national strategy for the preservation of digital information. LC staff scheduled a series of conversations with representatives from the technology, business, entertainment, academic, legal, archival, and library communities, and asked the Council on Library and Information Resources to commission background papers for these sessions and to summarize the meetings. The resulting papers, along with an integrative essay by Amy Friedlander, are presented in this document. Contents include: "Summary of Findings" (Amy Friedlander); "Preserving Digital Periodicals" (Dale Flecker); "E-Books and the Challenge of Preservation" (Frank Romano); "Archiving the World Wide Web" (Peter Lyman); "Preservation of Digitally Recorded Sound" (Samuel Brylawski); "Understanding the Preservation Challenge of Digital Television" (Mary Ide, Dave MacCarn, Thom Shepard, and Leah Weisse); and "Digital Video Archives: Managing through Metadata" (Howard D. Wactlar and Michael G. Christel). (AEF)
Descriptors: Archives, Electronic Text, Information Policy, Information Sources, Information Technology, Library Technical Processes, Metadata, National Programs, National Standards, Nonprint Media, Preservation
Council on Library and Information Resources, 1755 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036 ($20). Tel: 202-939-4750; Fax: 202-939-4765; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.clir.org. For full text: http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub106abst.html.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Library and Information Resources, Washington, DC.; Library of Congress, Washington, DC.