Long-Term Preservation of Digital Documents: Principles and Practices / Edition 1

Long-Term Preservation of Digital Documents: Principles and Practices / Edition 1

by Uwe M. Borghoff, Peter Rodig, Jan Scheffczyk, Lothar Schmitz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 3642070175

ISBN-13: 9783642070174

Pub. Date: 11/09/2010

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Human culture depends on our ability to disseminate information, and then maintain and access it over time. This book addresses the problems of storing, reading, and using digital data for periods longer than 50 years. They offer concise descriptions of markup and document description languages like TIFF, PDF, HTML, and XML, explain important techniques such as

Overview

Human culture depends on our ability to disseminate information, and then maintain and access it over time. This book addresses the problems of storing, reading, and using digital data for periods longer than 50 years. They offer concise descriptions of markup and document description languages like TIFF, PDF, HTML, and XML, explain important techniques such as migration and emulation, and present the OAIS (Open Archival Information System) Reference Model.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642070174
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
11/09/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents (new sections and chapters w.r.t. the German version of this book are printed in bold face) Part I: Approaches to Long-Term Preservation (approx. 155 pages) 1 Long-term Preservation of Digital Documents (approx. 23 pages) 1.1 Blessing and Curse of Digital Documents 1.2 Challenges, Terms, Concepts 1.3 Preserving Byte Streams 1.4 Technical Approaches to Long-term Preservation 1.5 Legal and Social Issues 2 The OAIS Reference Model and the DSEP Process Model (approx. 13 pages) 2.1 The OAIS Reference Model 2.1.1 Background Information 2.1.2 Information Model 2.1.3 Process Model 2.2 The DSEP Process Model for Libraries 3 Migration (approx. 23 pages) 3.1 Migration: Notions and Goals 3.2 Migration as a Means for Long-term Preservation 3.2.1 Data Formats as Migration Targets 3.2.2 Migration via Changing Media 3.2.3 Migration via Changing Logical Structure 3.3 Preservation Processes in Migration Approaches 3.4 Migration: Pros and Cons 4 Emulation (approx. 27 pages) 4.1 Emulation: Notions and Goals 4.2 Emulation as a Means for Long-term Preservation 4.2.1 What exactly means Emulation? 4.2.2 Variants of Emulation 4.2.3 Exploiting Virtual Machines 4.3 Preservation Processes in Emulation Approaches 4.4 Emulation: Pros and Cons 5 Document Markup (approx. 25 pages) 5.1 An Example 5.2 Different Forms of Markup 5.2.1 Procedural, Structural, Semantic Markup 5.2.2 Embedded Markup Considered Harmful 5.2.3 Levels of Markup 5.3 Exploiting Markup for Long-term Preservation 5.3.1 Requirements for Long-term Preservation 5.3.2 Bibliographic Requirements 5.4 Persistence is a Virtue 5.4.1 Uniform Resource Identifier, -Name, -Locator 5.4.2 Referencing Documents 5.4.3 Handles and Digital Object Identifiers 5.4.4 Summary 6 Standard Markup Languages (approx. 26 pages) 6.1 Standards for Syntactic Document Markup 6.1.1 Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) 6.1.2 Portable Document Format (PDF) 6.1.3 HyperText Markup Language (HTML) 6.1.4 eXtensible Markup Language (XML) 6.2 Standards for Semantic Document Markup 6.2.1 Resource Description Framework (RDF) 6.2.2 Topic Maps 6.2.3 Ontologies 6.3 Vision: The Semantic Web 7 Discussion (approx. 11 pages) 7.1 Why do You Need to Act NOW? 7.2 What do We Know already, What Remains to be Done? 7.3 Facing Reality 7.4 A Combined Approach Part II: Recent Preservation Initiatives (approx. 157 pages) (Projects are subject to change) 8 Markup: Current Research and Development (approx. 50 pages) 8.1 The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) 8.2 The Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS) 8.3 The Victorian Electronic Records Strategy (VERS) 8.3 The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) 8.4 The Research Libraries Group (RLG) 8.5 The Pandora Project 9 Migration: Current Research and Development (approx. 50 pages) 9.1 Migration in the VERS Project 9.2 Preserving the Whole 9.3 Risk Management of Digital Information 9.4 Database Migration 9.4.1 Motivation 9.4.2 Overview of the Architecture 9.4.3 Detaching Digital Objects from Physical Media 9.4.4 Services of Database Management Systems 9.4.5 Experiments 9.4.6 Discussion 10 Emulation: Current Research and Development (approx. 16 pages) 10.1 Emulation Experiments by Rothenber

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