Integrated Access Council

Digital Preservation Committee



Basic Readings

PREMIS, an international working group jointly sponsored by OCLC and RLG, has released "Implementing Preservation Repositories for Digital Materials:  Current Practice and Emerging Trends in the Cultural Heritage Community."  [retrieved 11/1/04]


Cornell Tutorial on digital preservation [retrieved 11/1/04]

Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS) [retrieved 11/1/04]


Preserving Digital Information: Report of the Task Force on Archiving of Digital Information. Commission on Preservation and Access and The Research Libraries Group, Inc. May 1, 1996 [retrieved 11/1/04] 


Technology Watch Report. Institutional Repositories in the context of

Digital Preservation. Paul Wheatley. DPC Technology Watch Series Report

04-02. Digital Preservation Coalition 2004


Trusted Digital Repositories: Attributes and Responsibilities [retrieved 11/1/04] 


Authentic Electronic Records: Strategies for long-term Access by Charles Dollar. [retrieved 11/1/04]


Sample policies

Building Blocks for a Preservation Policy. Does not address digital preservation per se, but offers information on the purpose and process of preservation policies. [retrieved 11/1/04]


Columbia University Libraries Policy for Preservation of Digital Resources.  [retrieved 11/1/04]


Digital Preservation Policy National Library Of Australia. 17 July 2001;

revised 24 February 2002 [retrieved 11/1/04]


Harvard DRS Policy Guide.  Harvard University Library. Office for

Information Systems. DRS Policy Guide. Rev: 5 Oct. 2001


Web sites

LOCKSS web [retrieved 11/1/04]


ERPANET  [retrieved 11/1/04]


InterPARES [retrieved 11/1/04]





List Serves

Digital preservation at: Listserve@JISCMAIL.AC.UK  

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This list is devoted to announcements and information on activities relevant to the preservation of digital materials in the UK. It will be used to disseminate information on the work of the JISC Digital Preservation Focus and the Digital Preservation Coalition.