November 28, 2015

“Digitization and Digital Preservation: A Review of the Literature”

The following article appears in the San Jose State University SLIS [School of Library and Information Science] Student Research Journal: Vol. 4: Iss. 1 (2014).


Digitization and Digital Preservation: A Review of the Literature


Stephanie Routhier Perry
San Jose State University


San Jose State University SLIS [School of Library and Information Science] Student Research Journal
Vol. 4: Iss. 1, Article 4.
Spring 2014.


Digitization and digital preservation are rapidly becoming the standard forms of preservation for libraries, archives, and other cultural heritage institutions, yet there is still much confusion as to what they mean and how they are meant to be used. Through a review of the recent literature, this paper aims to define both concepts, as well as find some of the common challenges associated with these preservation processes. Different preservation methods, collaboration techniques, and metadata schema are also discussed.

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See Also:  New Research Article: “Preparing LIS Students for a Career in Metadata Librarianship” 

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