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.
Integrated view of digital preservation – click for more details
It also calls for a de-fragmentation of the many different aspects and research approaches. APA/APARSEN has created an integrated view of digital preservation embedded in a business process. Click on the diagram to look in detail at each aspect; the many, varied, silos of work have been brought together into a coherent whole which answers the vital questions ranging from how? to “who pays and why?” for digital preservation. This integrated view allows us to offer a consist, coherent, approach to digtal preservation in our training, consultanct, services and tools.
APARSEN Training Course: Usability and Access in Digital Preservation
17th-18th September 2014, Florence
Registration now open!
For details see:
2nd Joint APARSEN/SCIDIP-ES/DPHEP/EUDAT Workshop:
Safeguarding Our Scientific, Educational And Cultural Heritage – A Joint Preservation Workshop At The RDA Plenary 4
24th September 2014
For details see
APARSEN/SCAPE Workshop: Digital Preservation Sustainability on the EU Policy Level
The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) and the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL), London, United Kingdom, 8-12 September 2014.
APA conference – launch of the Centre of Excellence – 22-23 Oct, Brussels
Learn how the pioneers in digital preservation have overcome the challenges they have faced, and how they can help you overcome yours.
For more information click here – full programme and registration will be available shortly.