This two-part paper aims to expose the challenges and establish the necessity of preserving digital content, with a focus on console video games. Part two identifies the preservation challenges, methods of preserving digital content and the current efforts by preservation groups and organizations.
Through a method of identifying a video game content which has been lost, or at risk of being lost, describing the challenges presented by the format, and addressing the current preservation efforts, this paper serves as a brief retrospective of the issues and a guide to extending the conversation.
While preserving video game content faces many challenges due to copyright issues and risks associated with digital format, some institutions have made progress that other libraries can follow.
With special attention to the non-gamer, the conversation on video game preservation continues by focusing on the challenges and current efforts.
McEniry, M. and Cassidy, R. (2015), "How the new generation of consoles have accelerated the need to preserve digital content – part 2", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 32 No. 2, pp. 10-13. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHTN-09-2014-0081
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