The Archivist’s Guide to Digital Preservation
Margot Note, a seasoned archives expert and consultant, offers guidance in a field of emerging best practices. This book serves as a useful introduction to digital preservation.
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THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL DIGITAL PRESERVATION
Digital Preservation Without Tears offers guidance from Margot Note, a seasoned archives expert and consultant. 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.
Inside the book
Margot Note offers practical guidance on:
Making the Case for Digital Preservation
Needs Assessment & Policy Creation
Learning and Collaborating
Understanding Digital Preservation Strategies
Appraising Digital Materials
Accessioning Digital Materials
Describing Digital Materials
Preserving Digital Materials
About the Author
Margot Note has 20 years of experience in the national and international sectors as an author, a consultant, a Certified Archivist, a Certified Records Manager, an Information Governance Professional, and a Project Management Professional. She received her Master of Arts in Women’s History from Sarah Lawrence College, and holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science and Post-Master’s in Archives & Records Management, both from Drexel University. Margot is also a popular guest author for Lucidea’s Think Clearly Blog, and regularly presents Lucidea-sponsored webinars on topics highly relevant to archivists. Her previous books for Lucidea Press include Demystifying Archival Projects: Five Essentials for Success, and The Archivists’ Advantage: Choosing the Right CMS.
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