The AABC Archivist's Toolkit: Digital Preservation

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Library of Congress Digital Preservation

Digital Initiatives at Library and Archives of Canada 

Digital Preservation Coalition

Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS)

Trusted Digital Repositories: Attributes and Responsibilities 

Trustworthy Digital Repositories Audit & Certification (TDR)

Electronic Records: A Workbook for Archivists (ICA Study 16)

Model Plan for an Archival Authority Implementing Digital Recordkeeping and Archiving Australasian Digital Recordkeeping Initiative

Reference list, part 1 \   Reference list, part 2
Storytelling in the 21st Century and Beyond: Preserving Digital Records for the Ages. Presentation to the BCMA conference by Lara Wilson, Kelly Stewart and Rosaleen Hill, Victoria, BC, November 20, 2008    


The interPARES Project

How to Preserve Authentic Electronic Records InterPARES Task Force

Preserving the Long-Term Authenticity of Electronic Records: The InterPARES Project Heather MacNeil, AABC Newsletter, Vol. 10, No. 2, Spring 2000

Requirements for Assessing and Maintaining the Authenticity of Electronic Records InterPARES Task Force

The Preservation of the Integrity of Electronic Records Duranti, Eastwood and MacNeil, School of Library, Archival & Information Studies, University of British Columbia

A First Look at the Acquisition and Appraisal of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Fonds: or, SELECT * FROM VANOC _Records AS Archives WHERE Value="true";

He Shoots, He Stores: New Photographic Practice in the Digital Age

A Comprehensive Approach to Born-Digital Archives

From Data to Records: Preserving the Geographic Information System of the City of Vancouver

Beyond the Magic to the Mechanism: Computers, Materiality, and What It Means for Records to Be "Born Digital"

From Digital Diplomatics to Digital Records Forensics

Where's the Archivist in Digital Curation? Exploring the Possibilities through a Matrix of Knowledge and Skills




File Information Tool Set (FITS)

JStor/Harvard Object Validation Environment



Born Digital Photographs: Acquisition and Preservation Strategies Presentation developed by Rosaleen Hill and delivered at the 2006 AABC Annual Conference

Guidelines on the Production and Preservation of Digital Audio Objects International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives

Library of Congress National Digital Newspaper Program Technical Guidelines Library of Congress


Introduction / Articles

NISO Understanding Metadata

Metadata Resources

Metadata Standards Crosswalk

Describing Records in Context in the Continuum: The Australian Recordkeeping Metadata Schema

Will Metadata Replace Archival Description: A Commentary

Models and Frameworks

Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)

Resource Description Framework (RDF)

Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS)

W3C Semantic Web Activity

Metadata Schema (most common to Archives)

Dublin Core








COPPUL Private LOCKSS Network




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"Moments of Risk: Identifying Threats to Electronic Records" / David Bearman, Archivaria 62 (Association of Canadian Archivists, 2006)

"Managing the Long-term Preservation of Electronic Archives or Preserving the Medium and the Message" /  Jacques Grimard, Archivaria 59 (Association of Canadian Archivists, 2005)

Access to Information in a Digital World  / Karen Adams and William Birdsall (eds.) (Ottawa: Canadian Library Association, 2004)

Preservation of the Integrity of Electronic Records / Luciana Duranti, Terence M. Eastwood and Heather MacNeil (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002)

Managing Electronic Records, 2nd ed. / William Saffady (Kansas: ARMA International, 1998) 

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