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ICSTI: Digital Preservation toolkit

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  • Subject: ICSTI: Digital Preservation toolkit
  • From: Pete Strickland <ps@iucr.org>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 10:09:30 +0100
  • Organization: IUCr

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Subject: Digital Preservation toolkit
Date: Thursday 31 March 2005 9:54 am
From: Barry Mahon <barry.mahon@IOL.IE>

The Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany has
created a toolkit to aid in the preservation of digital content. The
project was funded by an $800,000 grant from the National Science
Foundation, and the toolkit will be distributed to states and
territories as part of the National Digital Information Infrastructure
and Preservation Program. Federal laws specify requirements for the
preservation of paper documents, but the arena of electronics records
remains largely unregulated.
According to Brian Burke, the Center for Technology in Government's project 
manager, this results in inconsistent procedures from state to state for 
preserving digital
material. Librarians and archivists from around the country are saying
that "there’s tons of information that's being lost or predicted to be
lost," said Burke.
The toolkit focuses on establishing predictable policies and communication 
among states and territories so that various agencies can work together to 
preserve digital content consistently.

Federal Computer Week, 30 March 2005 



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