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Strategies for managing digital content formats

Williamson, A. (2005) Strategies for managing digital content formats. Library Review, 54 (9). pp. 508-513. ISSN 0024-2535

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    Abstract

    Purpose - With heavy ongoing investment in the creation, storage and delivery of electronic content, it is important to consider the long-term preservation of the resources produced. Design/methodology/approach - A viewpoint paper based on extensive practitioner experience with the management of digitisation, digital preservation, and quality assurance procedures. Findings - The choice of file and media formats for the content can have a significant effect on long-term access to electronic content. Practical implications - Gives some useful insights on some of the issues surrounding the choice of open or proprietary formats. The paper also examines some of the pitfalls of a proprietary approach and suggests some strategies that might be employed for managing digital content formats in the long-term. Originality/value - An attempt to provide clear, experience based strategies on how best to engage in the long-term management of digital content formats.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 2295
    Keywords: digital storage, information management, Electronic information resources, Library and Information Sciences
    Subjects: Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Information resources > Electronic information resources
    Department: Unknown Department
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      Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
      Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2006
      Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 13:15
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/2295

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