Ready to Read: Digital Preservation Without Tears
I’m pleased to announce that my latest book, Digital Preservation Without Tears, is now available from Lucidea Press.
No one can understand all digital preservation concepts, tools, and actions. Readers of this volume will develop an awareness of digital preservation concepts, the ability to communicate issues, and a basis for further study. In a field of emerging best practices, this book strives to be a useful introduction to digital preservation.
As the field codifies techniques, archivists should act now. No matter how small a step, implementing digital preservation activities helps support historical assets for long-term access.
- Making a Case for Digital Preservation
- Needs Assessment and Policy Creation
- Learning and Collaborating
- Understanding Digital Preservation Strategies
- Appraising Digital Materials
- Accessioning Digital Materials
- Describing Digital Materials
- Preserving Digital Materials
- Delivering Access
The print version will be available for purchase on Amazon.com, but for the moment you can get a free PDF copy in advance, courtesy of Lucidea, here.
If you are attending SAA’s virtual conference, please join me as I present a Lucidea-sponsored webinar on digital preservation on August 7th, from 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm (CDT).
Margot Note, archivist, consultant, and author is a guest blogger for Lucidea, provider of ArchivEra, archival collections management software for today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities. Read more of Margot’s posts here, or download a copy of her previous book for Lucidea Press, “The Archivists’ Advantage: Choosing the Right CMS”
Investing in Archival Digital Projects
Archival digital projects offer greater efficiency, opportunity costs, increased institutional prestige, build staff expertise, and improve morale.
Strategizing for Digitization Projects
Archivists strategize before a digitization project. Digitization requires a significant investment, and assessing costs and benefits is essential.
Reading Room Recommendations
An archives reading room should provide reader comfort with optimum security for historical materials.
Processing Room Recommendations
A processing room provides a separate workspace from storage areas where archivists examine, sort, arrange, describe, and rehouse archival materials.
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