Converting and Preserving the Scholarly Record: An Overview

Jeffrey L. Horrell
January 2008
Library Resources & Technical Services;Jan2008, Vol. 52 Issue 1, p27
Academic Journal
The author provides an overview of the issues related to preservation in the digital environment and describes initiatives that promise to address these issues. He considers the mutability of electronic content, the mission of libraries to preserve, the long-term ownership of digital content, the nature of preservation in a digital age, and promising digital preservation initiatives. The paper, drawing on the work of a collaborative Duke/Dartmouth Mellon-sponsored project, concludes with recommended elements for a campuswide digital repository.


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