Critical technological and architectural choices for access and preservation in a digital library environment

VINE

ISSN: 0305-5728

Article publication date: 1 June 2004

Citation

(2004), "Critical technological and architectural choices for access and preservation in a digital library environment", VINE, Vol. 34 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/vine.2004.28734bae.001

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Critical technological and architectural choices for access and preservation in a digital library environment

Critical technological and architectural choices for access and preservation in a digital library environment

Svein Arne Solbakk, Library Review, 2003, Vol. 52 No. 6, pp. 251-256

The article describes some basic architectural choices for the access to and preservation of digital objects at the National Library of Norway. A digital repository is a core element for the handling of both access to and preservation of the digital objects. Strategies for giving access to the complete holdings include the use of a powerful search engine and the OAI protocol to harvest metadata from conventional catalogue systems to make textual or structured indexes.