Protecting your Library's Digital Sources

Protecting your Library's Digital Sources

The Essential Guide to Planning and Preservation

Book - 2004
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Disasters come in all shapes and sizes. Bad things can happen to good digital resources - from floods and fires to computer crashes. Both library staff and customers are dependent on costly hardware, software, and electronic collections. Electronic information may be more susceptible to problems than print. Storage issues and long-term accessibility for digital materials on dated or obsolete hardware often can be overlooked. Without a plan for containment and recovery, a collection or library may have to close, either temporarily or permanently. Preservation and disaster expert Kahn brings clear guidance and practical expertise to address libraries' worst cases before they happen. Providing both short- and long-term planning and preservation tips, Kahn provides critical pre-emptive advice to help you: Protect and preserve the right information; Adapt 29 proven, all-encompassing checklists and forms that address the issues; Learn from real-life experiences shared in four case studies; Keep up to date with cutting edge solutions using the comprehensive bibliography; This is the authorltative e-preservation resource for reference librarians, preservationists, archivists, and records m
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2004
ISBN: 9780838908730
Branch Call Number: 025.82 K12p
Characteristics: xiii, 104 p. ; 28 cm

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