About Digital Preservation
Digital encoding has become the dominant way in which we create, shape and exchange information, but this dependence carries many risks.
- As digital technology advances, hardware and software may become outmoded and information may become inaccessible
- Other users may be unable to understand or use data
- Access and use restrictions may make it difficult for others to re-use data
- The ability to identify the location of data may be lost
- The current custodian of the data may cease to exist
- The ones we trust to look after the digital holdings may let us down
Today’s research community must assume responsibility for building a robust data and information infrastructure for the future. Digital preservation is too big an issue for individual institutions or even sectors to address on their own. The answer to these challenges calls for coordinated approaches on both national and international level.
Registration is now open for the FIRST co-badged APA/C-DAC conference in New Delhi, India on the 5 & 6 February 2014
APA International Conference on Digital Preservation and Development of Trusted Digital Repositories:
The Centre of Excellence for Digital Preservation, C-DAC, India and Alliance for Permanent Access (APA), EU are pleased to announce the APA International Conference on Digital Preservation and Development of Trusted Digital Repositories to be held at New Delhi, India, during 5-6 February 2014.