Business case for shared digital preservation provision

G. Tuson, N. Whitehead, H. Burns, S. Philips, S. Higgins

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Abstract

If immediate steps are not taken to ensure long-term access to digital material in Wales, vast quantities of information of enormous cultural, economic and political significance will be irretrievably lost. This report considers the strategic options for the delivery of digital preservation, the actions which need to be taken and the benefits that will be delivered. It then sets out a roadmap which makes recommendations for priority actions. By its nature digital preservation involves a multitude of technical issues, however this report focuses on the strategic requirements for delivering digital preservation solutions, rather than focusing on technical detail. The imperatives for digital preservation are also dealt with only briefly, as the issue is now widely recognised and accepted as a key challenge for information management. The report then breaks down the delivery of digital preservation into a series of objectives. These are largely based on the OAIS Functional Model which is widely used as a reference framework throughout the report.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherArchives Wales
Commissioning bodyArchives and Records Council Wales Digital Preservation Group
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2010

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