Preserving UK digital library collections


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Article publication date: 1 June 2004



(2004), "Preserving UK digital library collections", VINE, Vol. 34 No. 2.



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Preserving UK digital library collections

Preserving UK digital library collections

Neil Beagrie, Program: electronic library & information systems, 2001, Vol. 35 No. 3, pp. 217-226The long-term access to and preservation of research collections in digital form is an issue of increasing concern to research libraries around the world. This article provides an overview of selected issues, projects and initiatives in digital preservation in the UK. These include the Joint Information Systems Committee/National Preservation Office research studies, the CEDARS project, the National Electronic Site Licensing Initiative (NESLI), legal deposit of electronic publications, the preservation management of digital materials handbook, and the Arts and Humanities Data Service. It concludes with details of the proposed Digital Preservation Coalition, which aims to develop a UK digital preservation agenda within an international context.

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