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Principles for Digital Preservation

Gladney, Dr. H.M. (2004) Principles for Digital Preservation.

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Abstract

Published difficulties with long-term digital preservation prove to be largely confusions with language. Similar difficulties were addressed in early twentieth-century philosophy. We describe prominent confusions, show how to clarify the issues, and summarize a ‘Trustworthy Digital Object (TDO)’ method that solves all the technical challenges described in the literature. Other TDO reports provide detailed design and analysis of the TDO method.

A purpose of the current article is to invite searching public criticism before anyone invests significant resources in creating preservation data objects.

EPrint Type:Preprint
Keywords:TDO Trustworthy
Subjects:B Digital Preservation Concerns: BA Archiving
B Digital Preservation Concerns: BC Authenticity and Integrity
C Strategies and Procedures: CB Emulation
Document Language:English
ID Code:70
Deposited By:Gladney, Dr. H.M.
Deposited On:11 November 2004