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Practical Limits to the Scope of Digital Preservation

Title

Practical Limits to the Scope of Digital Preservation

Subject

Copyright

Description

This paper examines factors that limit the ability of institutions to digitally preserve the cultural heritage of the modern era. The author takes a wide-ranging approach to shed light on limitations to the scope of digital preservation. The author finds that technological limitations to digital preservation have been addressed but still exist, and that non-technical aspects-access, selection, law, and finances-move into the foreground as technological limitations recede. The author proposes a nested model of constraints to the scope of digital preservation and concludes that costs are digital preservation's most pervasive limitation. (Provided by author)

Creator

Kastellec, Mike

Publisher

American Library Association

Date Available

2012-06

Contributor

Eaddy, Brionna

Type

Journal Article

Bibliographic Citation

Kastellec, Mike. "Practical Limits to the Scope of Digital Preservation." Information Technology & Libraries 31, no. 2 (June 2012): 63-71 9p. CINAHL Plus with Full Text, EBSCOhost (accessed April 22, 2016). 

http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/article/view/2167


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Kastellec, Mike, “Practical Limits to the Scope of Digital Preservation,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed November 19, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/368.