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Digital Preservation
Digital Preservation Framework (121kb)


  • Digital Preservation at the Library of Congress
    In December 2000, Congress asked the Library to lead a collaborative project, the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), to develop a national strategy to collect, archive and preserve the burgeoning amounts of digital content, especially materials that are created only in digital formats, for current and future generations. This program is a collaboration between the Library of Congress and a diverse network of partners both in the United States and around the world.
  • Digital Curation Centre
    Scientists, researchers and scholars across the UK generate increasingly vast amounts of digital data, with further investment in digitisation and purchase of digital content and information. The scientific record and the documentary heritage created in digital form are at risk from technology obsolescence, from the fragility of digital media, and from lack of the basics of good practice, such as adequate documentation for the data. Working with other practitioners, the Digital Curation Centre will support UK institutions who store, manage and preserve these data to help ensure their enhancement and their continuing long-term use.
  • National Library of Australia
    The National Library of Australia's Preserving Access to Digital Information (PADI) initiative aims to provide mechanisms that will help to ensure that information in digital form is managed with appropriate consideration for preservation and future access.
  • Expertisecentrum DAVID(eDAVID)
    DAVID stands for 'Digitale archivering in/voor Vlaamse instellingen en diensten' (Digital archiving in Flemish institutions and administrations). Expertisecentrum DAVID vzw (hereafter eDAVID) was founded by the promotors and researchers of the DAVID-project, which was funded by the Flemish government through the Fund for Scientific Research Flanders (Belgium) from 2000 to 2003. The DAVID project dealt mainly with digital born records (e.g. websites, e-mail, databases, etc.) and achieved remarkable results, for which it has received national and international recognition.
  • Netherlands Coalition for Digital Preservation
    In 2006/2007 the National Library of the Netherlands and the data organisation of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, DANS, engaged in exploratory talks to develop a more structured approach to digital preservation in the Netherlands, resulting in the establishment of the Netherlands Coalition of Digital Preservation.
  • Digital Library Federation (DLF)
    Building on the work of the Commission on Preservation and Access (CPA), CLIR and the DLF remain committed to maintaining long-term access to the digital intellectual and scholarly record. They have a particular interest in practical initiatives and in research into most poorly understood areas. This page links to CLIR, DLF, and CPA preservation initiatives, research reports, and related information resources.
  • Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC)
    The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) was established in 2001 to foster joint action to address the urgent challenges of securing the preservation of digital resources in the UK and to work with others internationally to secure our global digital memory and knowledge base.
  • ALA | Digital Preservation
    To contribute to library service and librarianship through encouragement, promotion of, and responsibility for those activities of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services of the American Library Association relating to the preservation and reformatting of library materials in all types of institutions, and to provide leadership in the application of new technologies to assure continued access to library collections.