Preserving Digital Information by Gregory S. Hunter
A How To-Do-It Manual (How to Do It Manual for Librarians, No 93) (How to Do It Manuals for Librarians)

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Preserving electronic information presents a new challenge for librarians, archivists, and others. Both large and small organizations are now responsible not only for preserving print resources but for preserving digital information on disks, networks, CD-ROMs, and other electronic media as well. This unique manual shows how to apply the "best practices" recommended by professional associations and experts for preserving information in electronic formats. The nature of digital information, media fragility, technical obsolescence, system integrity, and "the digital record" are covered. Here is the step-by step guidance for managing the process -- ensuring that today's digital libraries will be useable by future generations.
 

About Gregory S. Hunter

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Hunter, is an associate professor in the Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University. He holds a Ph.D. in American History from New York University and previously worked as Manager of Corporate Records for ITT Corporation World Headquarters and Director of Archival Programs for the United Negro College Fund. He is both a Certified Records Manager and a Certified Archivists. He is much sought after as an author, speaker, and consultant in the areas of archives, records management, digital preservation, electronic records, and organizational history.
 
Published July 1, 2000 by Neal Schuman Pub. 185 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction