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The Preservation of Information Principles and Practice of Format Conversion

The Preservation of Information Principles and Practice of Format Conversion The scale of the preservation problem makes the preservation of alloriginal documents impossible. To preserve the information they contain,they can be copied into other formats, including both photographic anddigitised media. The professional and technical issues which arise fromthe practice of format conversion are considered, and the availabletechnologies surveyed. Some current and ongoing projects are discussedand assessed. It is concluded that format conversion is a vital tool forthe preservation manager and that it can help librarians to providebetter services to users of older materials. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Review Emerald Publishing

The Preservation of Information Principles and Practice of Format Conversion

Library Review , Volume 40 (6) – Jun 1, 1991

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0024-2535
DOI
10.1108/00242539110007196
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Abstract

The scale of the preservation problem makes the preservation of alloriginal documents impossible. To preserve the information they contain,they can be copied into other formats, including both photographic anddigitised media. The professional and technical issues which arise fromthe practice of format conversion are considered, and the availabletechnologies surveyed. Some current and ongoing projects are discussedand assessed. It is concluded that format conversion is a vital tool forthe preservation manager and that it can help librarians to providebetter services to users of older materials.

Journal

Library ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 1991

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