Digital Archiving Resources

Managing Preservation for Libraries and Archives: Current Practice and Future Developments

Title

Managing Preservation for Libraries and Archives: Current Practice and Future Developments

Subject

Curation

Description

This book's purpose is to review the historic practices of preservation with respect to artifacts preserved in an archive, but to also show the latest in modern techniques for the preservation of everything from documents to sound recordings. This collection also addresses some of the cultural ideas of “documentary heritage” and how this relates to the ideas about preservation and how those ideas have developed over the years. Other contributions to this collection speak directly to the issue of digital information, its definition and its affects on libraries as well as the differences and similarities between digital preservation and traditional preservation. Ideas and arguments on what the future of preservation will look like and what we choose to preserve in the digital realm are presented in the closing entries in the collection. Discussion of who will be accessing future archives also play a role in what we decide to preserve today.
This book’s approach to the past and future of preservation of archival materials contributes to the discussion of why we choose to preserve certain artifacts and how do we go about preserving them? While the academic nature of this collection is clear, the various contributors, clear language and broad themes give this book a wide appeal to readers.

Creator

Feather, John

Publisher

Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Date

2004

Contributor

Polk, Victoria

Type

Book

Identifier

978-0-7546-0705-2
9780754607052

Bibliographic Citation

Feather, John. Managing Preservation for Libraries and Archives: Current Practice and Future Developments

Files

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Citation

Feather, John , “Managing Preservation for Libraries and Archives: Current Practice and Future Developments,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed November 19, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/34.