Call Number: QA 76.9 .D32 O47 2009
Publication Date: 2008-11-11
With the amount of data a business accumulates now doubling every 12 to 18 months, IT professionals need to know how to develop a system for archiving important database data, in a way that both satisfies regulatory requirements and is durable and secure. This important and timely new book explains how to solve these challenges without compromising the operation of current systems. It shows how to do all this as part of a standardized archival process that requires modest contributions from team members throughout an organization, rather than the superhuman effort of a dedicated team. * Exhaustively considers the diverse set of issues-legal, technological, and financial-affecting organizations faced with major database archiving requirements. * Shows how to design and implement a database archival process that is integral to existing procedures and systems. * Explores the role of players at every level of the organization-in terms of the skills they need and the contributions they can make. * Presents its ideas from a vendor-neutral perspective that can benefit any organization, regardless of its current technological investments. * Provides detailed information on building the business case for all types of archiving projects
Call Number: ZA 4080 .H37 2010
Publication Date: 2010-07-01
International authority Ross Harvey's new How-To-Do-It Manual is the first one-stop resource in digital curation, and guides readers to understand and make the best use of the wide-ranging combinations of strategies, technological approaches, and activities that apply to this rapidly-emerging field. Any information professional who appraises, selects, organizes, or maintains digital resources acts as a digital curator. Whether you are a librarian, archivist, or records manager, you will find useful concepts here for professional setting. Harvey offers an in-depth, start-to-finish explanation of the digital curation process, and clarifies each step in the Digital Curation Centre's (DCC) lifecycle model, including: Create or Receive Appraise & Select Ingest Preservation Action Store Access, Use, and Reuse Transform
You will learn best practices for improving data access, quality, and protection, and find time-saving tools such as an extensive directory of online resources, tutorials and further references in the area. Book buyers receive exclusive access to a password-protected companion website that offers electronic, customizable versions of planning forms, checklists, and more. This book's essential techniques and expert advice are crucial to ensuring that today's digital resources will be available to and usable by future generations.
Digital Preservation and Metadata
Call Number: Z 701.3 .C65 L39 2001
Publication Date: 2001-11-15
This book addresses critical issues of preservation, giving you everything you need to effectively protect your resources--from problems of obsolescence, to responsibilities, methods of preservation, cost, and metadata formats.
Digital preservation. SPEC Kit 325.
Call Number: Z 678 .A76 no.325 2011
Publication Date: 2011
Subject headings include:
Academic libraries -- United States.
Academic libraries -- British Columbia.
E-Journal Archiving Metes and Bounds
Call Number: Z 701.3 .E44 K46 2006
Publication Date: 2006-09-01
Subject headings covered include:
Electronic journals -- Conservation and restoration.
Electronic journals -- Publishing.
Scholarly periodicals -- Conservation and restoration.
Scholarly periodicals -- Publishing.
Scholarly electronic publishing.
Libraries -- Special collections -- Electronic journals.
Libraries and electronic publishing -- United States.
Libraries and electronic publishing -- Canada.
Call Number: CC 135 .R66 2009
Publication Date: 2009-03-24
Do virtual museums really provide added value to end-users, or do they just contribute to the abundance of images? Does the World Wide Web save endangered cultural heritage, or does it foster a society with less variety? These and other related questions are raised and answered in this book, the result of a long path across the digital heritage landscape. It provides a comprehensive view on issues and achievements in digital collections and cultural content.
Long-Term Preservation of Digital Documents
Call Number: Z 681.3 .D53 L66 2006
Publication Date: 2006-07-07
Key to our culture is that we can disseminate information, and then maintain and access it over time. While we are rapidly advancing from vulnerable physical solutions to superior, digital media, preserving and using data over the long term involves complicated research challenges and organization efforts.Uwe Borghoff and his coauthors address the problem of storing, reading, and using digital data for periods longer than 50 years. They briefly describe several markup and document description languages like TIFF, PDF, HTML, and XML, explain the most important techniques such as migration and emulation, and present the OAIS (Open Archival Information System) Reference Model. To complement this background information on the technology issues the authors present the most relevant international preservation projects, such as the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, and experiences from sample projects run by the Cornell University Library and the National Library of the Netherlands. A rated survey list of available systems and tools completes the book.With this broad overview, the authors address librarians who preserve our digital heritage, computer scientists who develop technologies that access data, and information managers engaged with the social and methodological requirements of long-term information access.
More Technology for the Rest of Us
Call Number: Z 678.9 .M66 2010
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
From cloud computing to data curation to open-source software, the world of technology offers great opportunity--and potential frustration. Nancy Courtney and her team of IT experts have set out to enhance the former and alleviate the latter. "More Technology for the Rest of Us: A Second Primer on Computing for the Non-IT Librarian" follows up on Courtney's 2005 technology volume by tackling the most recent advances in IT. Each chapter describes a technology important to the library field, explains how it works in terms a non-IT professional can understand, and describes its uses. The essays in "More Technology for the Rest of Us" are not meant to make readers experts, but to provide a basic introduction to some of the current technologies impacting libraries and their patrons. Articles are brief and clearly written, and computer jargon is defined and explained. Each chapter lists references for further information, and there is a selected bibliography and glossary at the end of the book.
Organize Your Digital Life
Call Number: Z 681.3 .B34 2009
Publication Date: 2009-01-06
Now that digital cameras and music players have become so incredibly widespread, a forest of sound and imagery is blossoming in our homes. We’ve got digital pictures in the camera, scans on the computer, JPEGS attached to e-mails, and tunes on tiny players. But there’s also the old-fashioned stuff: photos in shoeboxes, videos in the attic, documents in desk drawers, songs on tape and vinyl. How do you transform all of these different elements into a convenient archive you can store in your computer, easily reach, and actually enjoy? This book delivers basic step-by-step instruction on streamlining and organizing your "digital life" so you can find what you need instantly and create presentations your friends and family will love. In addition, you’ll be amazed at the decrease in household clutter and paper waste. For everyone --from teenagers who thrive on the technical to families with overflowing photo albums and seniors who’d love to collate decades’ worth of letters and pictures --this reader-friendly source has all the answers. These easy-to-follow solutions can truly enhance and simplify the hectic, over-saturated lives so many of us find ourselves leading today.
Practical digital preservation: a how-to guide for organizations of any size
Call Number: Z 701.3 .C65 B768 2013
Publication Date: 2013
Summary: "This very practical guide, offering a comprehensive overview of best practice, is aimed at the non-specialist, assuming only a basic understanding of IT and offering guidance as to how to implement strategies with minimal time and resources. Digital preservation has become a critical issue for institutions of all sizes but until recently has mostly been the preserve of national archives and libraries with the resources, time and specialist knowledge available to experiment. As the discipline matures and practical tools and information are increasingly available the barriers to entry are falling for smaller organizations which can realistically start to take active steps towards a preservation strategy. However, the sheer volume of technical information now available on the subject is becoming a significant obstacle and a straightforward guide is required to offer clear and practical solutions. Each chapter covers the essential building blocks of digital preservation strategy and implementation, leading the reader through the process. International case studies from organizations such as the Wellcome Library, Central Connecticut State University Library in the USA and Gloucestershire Archives in the UK illustrate how real organizations have approached the challenges of digital preservation."--Publisher description.
Preserving Digital Information
Call Number: Z 681.3 .D53 G57 2007
Publication Date: 2007-02-05
Cultural history enthusiasts have asserted the urgent need to protect digital information from imminent loss. This book describes methodology for long-term preservation of all kinds of digital documents. It justifies this methodology using 20th century theory of knowledge communication, and outlines the requirements and architecture for the software needed. The author emphasizes attention to the perspectives and the needs of end users.