It’s World Digital Preservation Day – a time of celebration and good cheer with friends and family! Not to mention a great way to raise awareness about the importance of preserving digital materials.
To get into the spirit of the day, take some time to check out the series of blog posts sponsored by the Digital Preservation Coalition, featuring thoughts, opinions, and stories from around the world on the theme “At-Risk Digital Materials”.
The posts are being published on a rolling basis throughout the day. Have a look – it’s a great opportunity to take the temperature of current thinking on digital preservation.
I was pleased to make a contribution to the posts, which is here.
Happy World Digital Preservation Day to you and yours!
Brian Lavoie is a Research Scientist in OCLC Research. He has worked on projects in many areas, such as digital preservation, cooperative print management, and data-mining of bibliographic resources. He was a co-founder of the working group that developed the PREMIS Data Dictionary for preservation metadata, and served as co-chair of a US National Science Foundation blue-ribbon task force on economically sustainable digital preservation. Brian’s academic background is in economics; he has a Ph.D. in agricultural economics. Brian’s current research interests include stewardship of the evolving scholarly record, analysis of collective collections, and the system-wide organization of library resources.