Digital Preservation: Online Resources

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Information Website
Year: 
2015
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Beginner
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Digital Preservation, Dissemination Plans, Cloud Storage, Metadata, Preservation Strategy, Tools, Sustainability, Digitisation Projects, Internet, Access, Cultural Heritage, Digital Collections, Tape-based Media, Audio, Film, Formats, Museums, Libraries, Archives, Open Source Software, Research&Development, Video, Tape, Preservation, Transfer
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If you are new to the world of digital preservation, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the multitude of technical terms and professional practices to contend with, and the fact that standards never seem to stay in place for very long.

Fortunately, there are many resources related to digital preservation available on the internet. Unfortunately, the large amount of websites, hyperlinks and sub-sections can exacerbate those confounded feelings.

In order to help the novice, nerd or perplexed archivist wanting to learn more Dr Deborah Withers from magnetic tape preservation experts Greatbear Analogue & Digital Media (Bristol, UK) compiled a selection of (by no means exhaustive) resources to guide your hand.

Bear in mind that individual websites within the field tend to be incredibly detailed, so it is worth having a really good explore to find the information you need! And, as is the norm with the internet, one click leads to another so before you know it you stumble upon another interesting site.