A Metadata Approach to Preservation of Digital Resources: The University of North Texas Libraries' Experience

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This article discusses a metadata approach to preservation of digital resources.

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Creation Date: August 2002
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw

University of North Texas

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Hastings, Samantha Kelly

University of North Texas

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Hartman, Cathy Nelson

University of North Texas

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Place of Publication: [Chicago, Illinois]
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  • Creation: August 2002
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This article discusses a metadata approach to preservation of digital resources.

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Department: Libraries
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Abstract: Preserving long-term access to digital information resources is one of the key challenges facing libraries and information centers today. The University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries has entered into partnership agreements with federal and state agencies to ensure permanent storage and public access to a variety of government information sources. As digital resource preservation encompasses a wide variety of interrelated activities, the UNT Libraries are taking a phased approach to ensure the long-term access to its digital resources. Formulation of preservation policy and creation of preservation metadata for electronic files and digital collections are among the most important steps. This paper discusses the issues related to digital resources preservation and demonstrates the role of preservation metadata in facilitating the preservation activities in general. In particular, it describes the efforts being made by the UNT Libraries to ensure the long-term access and preservation of various digital information resources.

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19 p. : col. ill.

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Keyword(s): metadata | preservation | digital libraries
Source: First Monday, 2002. Chicago: University of Illinois at Chicago. Library, pp. 1-19
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Scholarly Works
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  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc29308
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Publication Title: First Monday
Volume: 7
Issue: 8
Pages: 19
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