Report: Digital Preservation as a Service (DPaaS) Project in New Zealand
Digital Preservation as a Service (DPaaS) is a joint project of National Library of New Zealand and Archives New Zealand. The current phase of the project is to determine the demand/need for a whole of country approach to digital preservation leveraging government’s investment to date in the Library and Archives.
Digital preservation is not an unknown problem locally; government has invested $40m in funding for this purpose in the National Library and Archives NZ. However, we don’t know the nature or extent of the risk to digital stuff on a national basis. Sustainability issues will only increase in volume and complexity as time passes.
But, given the economies of scale involved and the government’s current investment, New Zealand has a very rare opportunity to model digital preservation at a national level. Our Digital Preservation as a Service project (DPaaS) is designed to provide evidence of the demand and need for a national approach to digital preservation.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.