Interesting and informative blog post on the National Library of New Zealand (NLNZ) blog by Steve Knight from the National Library of NZ.
From the Blog Post:
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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