A selection of links and publications: storage media; digital preservation

AUdS - Arbeitskreis "Archivierung von Unterlagen aus digitalen Systemen"

Tagungsunterlagen des Netzwerks von Archivarinnen und Archivaren aus öffentlichen Archiven (Schwerpunkt Deutschland).

Care and Handling of CD's and DVD's - A Guide for Librarians and Archivists

Byers, Fred R. Care and Handling of CDs and DVDs - A Guide for Librarians and Archivists. Copublished by: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). NIST Special Publication 500-252, October 2003.

Digital Photography

Digital Photography. In: Peres, Michael R. (ed.). Focal Encyclopedia of Photography. Digital Imaging, Theory and Applications, History, and Science. 4. ed. Elsevier 2007. ISBN 13: 978-0-240-80740-9 / ISBN 10: 0-240-80740-5


Digital Preservation Europe

"Electronic resources are a central part of our cultural and intellectual heritage, but this material is at risk. Digital memory needs constant management, using new techniques and processes, to contain such risks as technological obsolescence. Risk begins before the digital record is created and continues for as long as the digital object needs to be retained. Digital preservation is too big an issue for individual institutions or even sectors to address independently. Concerted action at both national and international level is required. DigitalPreservationEurope, building on the earlier successful work of ERPANET, facilitates pooling of the complementary expertise that exists across the academic research, cultural, public administration and industry sectors in Europe."

Digitizing Video for Long-Term Preservation: An RFP Guide and Template

Digitizing Video for Long-term Preservation: An RFP Guide and Template, New York University 2013.
The publication is intended to take an institution step-by-step through the process of drafting a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the transfer of analog video - specifically VHS - to digital carriers for preservation. This template can be used by libraries, archives, and other cultural heritage institutions and submitted to qualified transfer vendors.

Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative

Technical Guidelines for the Still Image Digitization of Cultural Heritage Materials, 2010

IASA. Guidelines on the Production and Preservation of Digital Audio Objects

IASA Technical Committee, Guidelines on the Production and Preservation of Digital Audio Objects, ed. by Kevin Bradley. Second edition 2009. (= Standards, Recommended Practices and Strategies, IASA-TC 04).

ICA - International Council of Archives, Photographic and Audiovisual Archives Working Group

Preserving the digital heritage: principles and policies, 2007


ISO 14721:2003

ISO 14721:2003. Space data and information transfer systems - Open archival information system - Reference model


Kriterienkatalog vertrauenswürdige digitale Langzeitarchive

Nestor-Arbeitsgruppe vertrauenswürdige Archive - Zertifizierung (Hg.). Kriterienkatalog vertrauenswürdige digitale Langzeitarchive. Version 1 (Entwurf zur öffentlichen Kommentierung), Frankfurt am Main, Juni 2006 (nestor-materialien 8)


Leitfaden zur digitalen Bestandserhaltung. Vorgehensmodell und Umsetzung

Leitfaden zur digitalen Bestandserhaltung. Vorgehensmodell und Umsetzung ,Version 2.0. Verfasst und herausgegeben von der nestor-Arbeitsgruppe Digitale Bestandserhaltung. nestor-materialien 15, 2012.

Leitfaden zur Erstellung einer institutionellen Policy zur digitalen Langzeitarchivierung

Leitfaden zur Erstellung einer institutionellen Policy zur digitalen Langzeitarchivierung. nestor-materialien 18, 2014.
Der Leitfaden richtet sich an deutschsprachige öffentliche Institutionen, die sich mit digitaler Langzeitverfügbarkeit befassen und planen, eine Preservation Policy zu publizieren. Im Leitfaden wird der Nutzen einer Policy erläutert und Hinweise zur Entwicklung und Qualitätssicherung gegeben. Die möglichen Inhalte einer Policy werden vorgestellt, wobei die konkrete Ausgestaltung jede Institution – je nach Aufgabe und Ausrichtung - selbst bestimmen muss. Ein Abschnitt beschäftigt sich mit der Gestaltung einer Preservation Policy im bei kooperativ betriebener Langzeitarchivierung mehrere Institutionen. Abschließend enthält der Leitfaden neben einer Auflistung bestehender Policies auch einer generische Preservation Policy als Beispiel.

Library of Congress - Digital Preservation

Digital Formats Sustainability
Standards  (e.g. PREMIS Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata, METS Metadata Encoding & Transmission Standard)
 Blog  The Signal - Digital Preservation

LIFE - Life Cycle Information for E-Literature

The LIFE Project has developed a methodology to model the digital lifecycle and calculate the costs of preserving digital information for the next 5, 10 or 100 years. Organisations can apply this process and plan effectively for the preservation of their digital collections. The project is a collaboration between University College London (UCL) Library Services and the British Library and funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).

Magnetic Tape Storage and Handling

Bogart, John Van. Magnetic Tape Storage and Handling: A Guide for Libraries and Archives. Commission on Preservation and Access, Washington and National Media Laboratory, St. Paul 1995.

nestor - Kompetenznetzwerk Langzeitarchivierung

nestor Handbuch

Nestor Handbuch: Eine kleine Enzyklopädie der digitalen Langzeitarchivierung [Version 2.0, Juni 2009].

nestor-Informationsblätter: Langzeiterhaltung digitaler Daten

u.a. "Digitale Tondokumente", "Digitale Filmaufnahmen", "Digitale Bilder", "Digitalisierung von Tondokumenten", "Digitalisierung von Filmen", "Digitalisierung von Bildern". Stand: Juni 2009.


NIST / ITL / Digital Media Group

Publications and Link to the NIST/LC Optical Media Longevity Study.

PADI - Preserving Access to Digital Information

Subject gateway to international digital preservation resources.

Perspektiven der Langzeitarchivierung multimedialer Objekte

Coy, Wolfgang. Perspektiven der Langzeitarchivierung multimedialer Objekte. Humboldt-Univeristät zu Berlin; nestor - Kompetenznetzwerk Langzeitarchivierung, Berlin 2006. (nestor - materialien 5)

Preservation Metadata and the OAIS Information Model

OCLC/RLG Working Group on Preservation Metadata. Preservation Metadata and the OAIS Information Model. A Metadata Framework to Support the Preservation of Digital Objects. June 2002.

Providing Access to European Television Heritage

Johan Oomen and Vassilis Tzouvaras provide an insight into the background and development of the Video Active Portal which offers access to television heritage material from leading archives across Europe.
Ariadne Issue 53, October 2007

Recommandations relatives à la gravure, à la conservation et à l'évaluation des CD-R

Direction des Archives de France. Recommandations relatives à la gravure, à la conservation et à l'évaluation des CD-R. Mars 2005.


Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS)

Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems. Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS). January 2002

Risks Associated with the Use of Recordable CDs and DVDs as Reliable Storage Media

Bradley, Kevin. Risks Associated with the Use of Recordable CDs and DVDs as Reliable Storage Media in Archival Collections - Strategies and Alternatives. Paris: UNESCO, 2006.