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ERIC Number: EJ885094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2748
Digital Archiving and Preservation: Technologies and Processes for a Trusted Repository
Jantz, Ronald; Giarlo, Michael
Journal of Archival Organization, v4 n1-2 p193-213 2006
This article examines what is implied by the term "trusted" in the phrase "trusted digital repositories." Digital repositories should be able to preserve electronic materials for periods at least comparable to existing preservation methods. Our collective lack of experience with preserving digital objects and consensus about the reliability of our technological infrastructure raises questions about how we should proceed with digital-based preservation practices, an emerging role for academic libraries and archival institutions. This article reviews issues relating to building a trusted digital repository, highlighting some of the issues raised and possible solutions proposed by the authors in their work of implementing and acculturating a digital repository at Rutgers University Libraries. (Contains 28 notes and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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