The digital preservation field is evolving rapidly. Focal areas are changing and best practices are still under debate. Preservation efforts must address not just preservation of the technologies of the past, but also those of the future. The rapidly increasing volume of data requiring preservation makes other digital preservation challenges inherently larger and more complex. The shorter lifespan of digital materials also makes the need for timely and effective preservation action more urgent. This article describes what the author sees as the current major challenges in digital preservation, and covers a range of technical, administrative, legal and logistical aspects.
Field of Research
0807 Library And Information Studies
Socio Economic Objective
970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category
C3 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal
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