Digital preservation at the British Library

Woodyard, Deborah Digital preservation at the British Library. Library and Information Research News, 2002, vol. 26, n. 84, pp. 27-31. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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Ensuring the comprehensive coverage, recording and preservation of the UK national published output is one of the British Library’s key responsibilities. A significant proportion of the Library’s cultural heritage collections will be in digital formats and require long term access, so the Library has to be at the forefront of national and international efforts to develop digital preservation. The Library is addressing digital preservation by establishing policy, negotiating and legally obtaining the rights to preserve and provide access digital publications. It is participating in research and test-bed projects, and working collaboratively in research and distributed archiving with other national and international organisations with similar interests.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: digital preservation, British Library, cultural heritage collections,
Subjects: J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JH. Digital preservation.
Depositing user: Kristina Brown
Date deposited: 15 Mar 2005
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:00


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Cedars (2002) Home page. URL: [6.11.02]

Digital Preservation Coalition (2002) Home page. URL: [6.11.02]

European Web Archive (2002) Expression of Interest. URL: [6.11.02]

Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands (2002) Home page. URL: [6.11.02]

LOCKSS (2002) Home page. URL: [6.11.02]

National Library of Australia (2002) Home page. URL: [6.11.02]

OCLC/RLG Digital Archive Attributes Working Group (2002) Home page. URL: [6.11.02]

OCLC/RLG Preservation Metadata Working Group (2002) Home page. URL: [6.11.02]

Wayback Machine (2002) Home page. URL: [6.11.02]


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