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Bringing Preservation to the Forefront: Preservation Initiatives as the University of Central Florida Libraries

Title

Bringing Preservation to the Forefront: Preservation Initiatives as the University of Central Florida Libraries

Subject

Digital humanities

Description

This article addresses the preservation needs of an ever-expanding university. Preserving collections is an expensive effort that necessitates collaboration and ample patience. When preservation is not “a natural part of the institutional culture” (16), implementing a new preservation program requires approval from administration and agreement from all departments of the university. Most important are “clear policy statements” and goals (16). When creating these foundations, all areas of the library must be represented. Success is “dependent on understanding the importance of having a plan and developing a shared vision from the organization” (16). It is necessary to review what other universities are doing and create a list of justifications. UCF also surveyed employees to determine areas of improvement and training needs. They had to consider environmental concerns and lack of personnel. Records had to be updated to meet current standards. Many digital records had to be created to protect originals. Arthur and Dotson write, “Digital preservation is not a passing fad… it should be one of the top priorities” (18).

Creator

Dotson, Lee
Arthur, Michael A.

Publisher

Florida Libraries

Date

2009

Contributor

Polk, Victoria

Type

Journal Article

Identifier

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:8ub9pi0iKJMJ:library.ucf.edu/presentations/2009/FLA/FLA%25202009%2520Bringing%2520Preservation%2520to%2520the%2520Forefront.ppt+&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Bibliographic Citation

Arthur, Michael A. and Lee Dotson. "Bringing Preservation to the Forefront: Preservation Initiatives at the University of Central Florida Libraries." Florida Libraries. Fall 2009. 16-18.

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Collection

Citation

Dotson, Lee and Arthur, Michael A., “Bringing Preservation to the Forefront: Preservation Initiatives as the University of Central Florida Libraries,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed September 24, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/47.