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”
Preserving archival electronic records requires identifying, classifying, and storing them, as well as coordinating internal and external access.
ArchivEra was chosen as the best archival collections management system for the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge, especially for the Weinberg Collection
Archivists contribute their expertise to managing a broad range of records that need to be preserved.
Researchers and archivists use the catalog to locate a particular collection or find everything an institution has on a topic; the catalog serves as a portal.