Strategies for managing digital content formats

Strategies for managing digital content formats Purpose – With heavy ongoing investment in the creation, storage and delivery of electronic content, it is important to consider the long‐term preservation of the resources produced. Design/methodology/approach – A viewpoint paper based on extensive practitioner experience with the management of digitisation, digital preservation, and quality assurance procedures. Findings – The choice of file and media formats for the content can have a significant effect on long‐term access to electronic content. Practical implications – Gives some useful insights on some of the issues surrounding the choice of open or proprietary formats. The paper also examines some of the pitfalls of a proprietary approach and suggests some strategies that might be employed for managing digital content formats in the long‐term. Originality/value – An attempt to provide clear, experience based strategies on how best to engage in the long‐term management of digital content formats. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Review Emerald Publishing

Strategies for managing digital content formats

Library Review, Volume 54 (9): 6 – Dec 1, 2005

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0024-2535
DOI
10.1108/00242530510629515
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Abstract

Purpose – With heavy ongoing investment in the creation, storage and delivery of electronic content, it is important to consider the long‐term preservation of the resources produced. Design/methodology/approach – A viewpoint paper based on extensive practitioner experience with the management of digitisation, digital preservation, and quality assurance procedures. Findings – The choice of file and media formats for the content can have a significant effect on long‐term access to electronic content. Practical implications – Gives some useful insights on some of the issues surrounding the choice of open or proprietary formats. The paper also examines some of the pitfalls of a proprietary approach and suggests some strategies that might be employed for managing digital content formats in the long‐term. Originality/value – An attempt to provide clear, experience based strategies on how best to engage in the long‐term management of digital content formats.

Journal

Library ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2005

Keywords: Digital storage; Information systems; Digital libraries

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