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The preservation of databases

Kevin Ashley (Head of Digital Archives Department, ULCC, London, UK. E‐mail:


ISSN: 0305-5728

Article publication date: 1 June 2004


This article outlines past and present practice in the long‐term preservation of databases. It describes one typology of databases affecting preservation methods. It also covers some outstanding challenges to database preservation and gives pointers to further reading on database preservation activity around the world.



Ashley, K. (2004), "The preservation of databases", VINE, Vol. 34 No. 2, pp. 66-70.



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