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Digital preservation: some underlying issues for long-term preservation

Sneha Tripathi (Sayaji Rao Gaekwad Library, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India)

Library Hi Tech News

ISSN: 0741-9058

Article publication date: 3 April 2018




The purpose of this study is to investigate the concept of digital preservation and traditional preservation per se and discusses various issues related to long-term preservation in a digital environment.


The study attempts to look into the various aspects of preservation in context of digital objects (borne or digitalized) especially. Bundling of an object (digital), digital storage, quality control and risk preparedness are some of the pointers studied to perceive an overall scenario for long-term preservation of an object.


Various methods have been suggested to deal with the issues related to long-term preservation of an object which can be used to frame an organization’s policy for long-term preservation.


The study emphasizes on collective measures incorporating traditional and digital means to ensure long-term preservation. It lists down various checklists to deal with various issues pertinent to long-term digital preservation.


Tripathi, S. (2018), "Digital preservation: some underlying issues for long-term preservation", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 35 No. 2, pp. 8-12.



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