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The State of the Art and Practice in Digital Preservation



K H. Lee, Oliver T. Slattery, R Lu, Xiao Tang, V R. McCrary


The goal of digital preservation is to ensure long-term access to digitally stored information. In this paper, we try to present a comprehensive survey of techniques used in digital preservation. We also introduce representative digital preservation projects and case studies for better insight into the advantages and disadvantages of different preservation strategies. Finally, the pros and cons of current strategies, critical issues for digital preservation, and future directions are discussed.
Journal of Research (NIST JRES) -
107 No. 1


digital preservation, emulation, encapsulation, migration, standardization, XML


Lee, K. , Slattery, O. , Lu, R. , Tang, X. and Mccrary, V. (2002), The State of the Art and Practice in Digital Preservation, Journal of Research (NIST JRES), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created January 1, 2002, Updated February 17, 2017