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How Green is Digital Preservation?

Grindley, N. and Kilbride, W. and McDonald, D. and Walters, T. (2010) How Green is Digital Preservation? In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

Digital preservation practitioners, for the most part, regard themselves as the custodians of our digital legacy, identifying with, and in some cases updating library and archival roles to ensure the safe long-term stewardship of digital assets. Outside of the digital preservation community, it is quite possible (or even probable) that preservation is construed as a mindset where the principal goal is to devise ways of keeping as much digital material as possible in perpetuity. It is only a short step from this assumption to arrive at the conclusion that the whole preservation enterprise is not only environmentally reckless in its ever-increasing demand for server and storage space, but more fundamentally chaotic in its aspiration to defy the capacity of digital librarians, archivists and data managers to keep the social, cultural, scientific and scholarly record well ordered and categorical.

Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
ID code: 32908
Keywords: digital preservation, archiving, Electronic computers. Computer science, Library Science. Information Science
Subjects: Science > Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Library Science. Information Science
Department: Faculty of Science > Computer and Information Sciences
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2011 14:37
Last modified: 04 Oct 2012 17:47
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/32908

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