Technical alignment

Seadle, M., Rauber, A., Rusbridge, A., Schrimpf, S. and Schultz, M. (2012) Technical alignment. In: McGovern, N. and Skinner, K. (eds.) Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation. Educopia Institute Publications: Atlanta, GA, pp. 167-194. ISBN 9780982665312

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This essay discusses the importance of the areas of infrastructure and testing to help digital preservation services demonstrate reliability, transparency, and accountability. It encourages practitioners to build a strong culture in which transparency and collaborations between technical frameworks are valued highly. It also argues for devising and applying agreed-upon metrics that will enable the systematic analysis of preservation infrastructure. The essay begins by defining technical infrastructure and testing in the digital preservation context, provides case studies that exemplify both progress and challenges for technical alignment in both areas, and concludes with suggestions for achieving greater degrees of technical alignment going forward.

Item Type:Book Sections
Additional Information:This publication is peer-reviewed.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rauber, Dr Andreas and Rusbridge, Mr Adam
Authors: Seadle, M., Rauber, A., Rusbridge, A., Schrimpf, S., and Schultz, M.
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Information Studies
Publisher:Educopia Institute Publications
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2012 Educopia Institute
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License
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