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An Analysis on Digital Preservation Practices in Academic Libraries
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An Analysis on Digital Preservation Practices in Academic Libraries
Seo, Eun-Gyoung;
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Digital preservation becomes, nowadays, one of the important business process in the academic libraries. This study is to investigate the librarians` perception on digital preservation requirements and to analyze the business practices of the digital preservation and digital preservation level in the 102 academic libraries. In results, it is found that the digital preservation specialists in academic libraries have almost same perception on basic policies and direction. Also, the study finds that the important function of digital preservation is to secure authenticity and integrity; policy and expertise are the most important key components for digital preservation; the most frequently reported barriers to preservation are the lack of willingness and funding problems; most librarians want to learn and train how to establish preservation planning and policy. In general, most librarian think that the level of digital preservation in the academic libraries is insufficiency. Therefore the academic libraries should establish the relevant digital preservation policy and business workflows and to develop capacity of digital preservation.
digital preservation;digital preservation specialists;digital preservation requirements;the current state arts of digital preservation;academic libraries;
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