Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dartmouth College Library Digital Preservation Policy

I am very pleased to announce the creation of the Dartmouth College Library Digital Preservation Policy. This policy is a critical first step in the Library’s goal of ensuring long-term access to digital resources. It identifies the scope of digital objects that the Library will commit to preserving long term, the principles that will guide preservation actions, and the strategies that will be implemented to ensure preservation.

The policy was heavily influenced by similar documents from the Wellcome Library, Columbia University Library, and Yale University Library, as well as the Digital Curation Centre, JISC, and the OAIS Reference Model.

Kudos to Helen Bailey, Preservation Specialist, who collaborated with me to develop the policy, guided it through numerous drafts, and tirelessly revised the document to reach this final version.

The policy may be viewed here.

Written by Barb Sagraves

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