Preserving Digital Information / Edition 1

Preserving Digital Information / Edition 1

by Henry Gladney
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Springer Berlin Heidelberg

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Preserving Digital Information / Edition 1

Cultural history enthusiasts have asserted the urgent need to protect digital information from imminent loss. This book describes methodology for long-term preservation of all kinds of digital documents. It justifies this methodology using 20th century theory of knowledge communication, and outlines the requirements and architecture for the software needed. The author emphasizes attention to the perspectives and the needs of end users.

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ISBN-13: 9783540378860
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 03/12/2007
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 319
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Digital Preservation - Why Do We Need it ? 1) State of the Art - 2) Economic Trends and Social Issues Part II: Information Object Structure 3) Introduction to Knowledge Theory - 4) Lessons from Scientific Philosophy - 5) Truth and Authenticity - 6) Describing Information Structure Part III: Distributed Content Management 7) Digital Object Formats - 8) Archiving Practices - 9) Everyday Digital Content Management Part IV: Digital Object Architecture for the Long Term 10) Durable Bit-Strings and Catalogs - 11) Durable Evidence - 12) Durable Representation Part V: Peroration 11) Assessment of the Future

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