Digital Preservation

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American Library Association

Archives Outside: Digitising Your Collection

A five part blog that focuses on collections about New South Wales, but provides good information about project planning, technical specifications, handling materials, creating metadata and providing access

Association of Research Libraries

California Digital Library

  • CDL Digital File Format Recommendations: Master Production Files
    Provides recommendations for image, text, audio, and video master files that are for long-term storage and creating derivative copies
  • CDL Guidelines for Digital Objects
    Provides specifications for digital objects that will be submitted to CDL for preservation and access. While it does not cover all administrative, technical, and operational issues involved with creating digital objects, it does provide a set of guidelines for others with a similar goal.

Library of Congress

National Digital Stewardship Alliance

  • Digital Preservation in a Box
    Designed as a toolkit to support outreach activities that introduce basic concepts of digital preservation.



Smithsonian Institution Archives

Digital Preservation Grants



Institutional Repository Resources

Association for Library Collections & Technical Services