Digital Preservation Management: Further Resources


Determining digital preservation costs and staffing needs

Digital Preservation Business Case ToolkitA comprehensive toolkit to help practitioners and middle managers build business cases to fund digital preservation activities. Created by the  Jisc funded  SPRUCE Project

Staffing for Effective Digital Preservation - results of a Survey of Organizations Preserving Digital Content (Dec 2013)

Towards Developing a Framework of Cost Elements for Preserving Authentic Electronic Records into Perpetuity- by Shelby Sanett (Sept 2002)

A Comparison Between Migration and Emulation in Terms of Costs - Erik Oltmans & Nanda Kol (April 2005)

Getting to the Bottom Line: 20 Cost Questions for Digital Preservation - the MetaArchive Cooperative

Cost of Inaction Calculator - digitization can be expensive...but what is the cost if you don't start? Developed by AVPreserve

Curation Costs Exchange - a community owned platform which helps organisations of any kind assess the costs of curation practices through comparison and analysis


E-journals, podcasts and blogs

D-Lib Magazine - a focus on digital library research and development, including new technologies, applications, and contextual social and economic issues

First Monday - a peer-reviewed journal about research on the Internet

RGL DigiNews   - research center devoted exclusively to the challenges facing libraries and archives in a rapidly changing information technology environment. No longer currently publishing articles, but link provides access to their "archived" publications

Digital Preservation Coalition  (DPC)

The International Journal of Digital Curation

Library of Congress podcast series on digital preservation

Society of American Archivists #Try5SAA iniative to get you ready for digital practice



Annual conferences and webinars

iPRES - international conference on digital preservation

SAA Research Forum

Society for Imaging Science and Technology

Code4lib - a volunteer-driven collective who largely work for and with libraries, archives and museums on technology "stuff"

New England Archivists (NEA) - offer online webinars on various topics including electronic records and preservation


Presentations and publications

(for published sources click here)

"Access to Archives (& Other Records) in the Digital" by Chris Hurley, 31st National Conference of the Australian Society of Archivist; October 17-21, 2016, Parramatta (YouTube Video)

" Avoiding the 927 Problem: Standards, Digital Preservation, and Communities of Practice" by Dan Gillean, Artefactual; PASIG NYC Oct 26, 2016 (Slide presentation)

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

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

Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation

"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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