Digital Preservation in Libraries

Nov 2018 | 352pp

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Digital Preservation in Libraries
Preparing for a sustainable future

Edited by Jeremy Myntti and Jessalyn Zoom

In today’s information landscape, there are fewer topics that more urgently demand expansive discourse than digital preservation, which touches on everything from technology to copyright. The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) steps up to the challenge with this comprehensive overview. Global in scope, it features case studies and contributions that discuss such key issues as:

  • the history of digital preservation;
  • digital preservation and information ethics;
  • strategies for getting started, sustaining digitization programs, and performing evaluation;
  • fine-tuning digital preservation workflows, with a look at Digital Streams Matrix for analyzing pathways and tasks;
  • preserving e-books, mobile device data, and other specific types of materials;
  • collaborative efforts in digital preservation, including jargon-free techniques for engaging non-technical colleagues in digital legacy tools and processes; and
  • the copyright, legal, and administrative issues connected with digital preservation.

Readership: Academic librarians, technical services staff, technologists, and administrators will all benefit from this incisive collection. 

Jeremy Myntti is Head of Digital Library Services at the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library. This position allows him the opportunity to supervise faculty and staff who are converting content from analog to digital, creating and maintaining the metadata for digital collections, and preserving the library's digital assets. He also works closely with developers to create the systems and tools necessary for making the library's digital assets available. Prior to this position, he was Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services and the ILS administrator for the University of Utah Libraries. He received his MLIS from the University of Alabama and has undergraduate degrees in music and business management from Utah Valley University.

Jessalyn Zoom is Head of History and Military Science Section in the Acquisition and Bibliographic Access Directorate at the Library of Congress. She was formerly acting BIBCO program coordinator for the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, a consortium that influences metadata best practices and provides training to members worldwide. Through her work in PCC, she developed cataloging expertise and served as a trainer. Jessalyn holds an MLS and an MA in Asian Studies, both from the University of Iowa. Her areas of interest are in workflow efficiency and competency in technical services.

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