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ERIC Number: EJ928820
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1941-126X
Road Tripping Down the Digital Preservation Highway, Part II: Road Signs, Billboards, and Rest Stops along the Way
Colati, Jessica Branco; Colati, Gregory C.
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, v23 n2 p165-173 2011
In this second of a two-part article on road tripping down the Digital Preservation Highway, the authors follow the continuing adventures of Peter Palmer, erstwhile librarian at Bellaluna University and manager of the library's and University's digital content, as he journeys down the Digital Preservation Highway. In the authors' last visit with Peter Palmer, he had just begun thinking about all the pieces and parts of a preservation-oriented digital repository and how those pieces and parts might be assembled to serve the needs of the library, faculty, and administration at Bellaluna University. One of Palmer's main problems was figuring out how and where the repository fit into the overall structure of the library and the University. At a loss for an easy answer, Peter decided to try to find out what other institutions were doing to see whether there was any clear, concise model to follow. As he began his research, much as he suspected, there were many models out there. To Peter Palmer, these models for digital library and collections responsibility reflected local conditions and individuals rather than any coherent approach to digital content management. The authors describe Palmer's brief tour of the history of digital libraries which gave him a good idea of where digital libraries and repositories had come from and the basic requirements of digital preservation. With the resources that he had already discovered supporting him, he could make a good case for a digital repository program at Bellaluna University. [For Part I, see EJ919226.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California