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Digital preservation is the active management of digital information over time to ensure its accessibility. Preservation of digital information is widely considered to require more constant and ongoing attention than preservation of other media. This constant input of effort, time, and money to handle rapid technological and organizational advance is considered a major stumbling block for preserving digital information. Indeed, while we are still able to read our written heritage from several thousand years ago, the digital information created merely a decade ago is in serious danger of being lost, creating a digital Dark Age. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Digital preservation)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'digital preservation': 184 (10.6% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'digital preservation' across all Ariadne articles: 857
  • Average number of references to 'digital preservation' per Ariadne article: 4.66
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'digital preservation': 1996-07
  • Trending factor of 'digital preservation': 5.6 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'digital preservation':

  1. frances boyle (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. michael day (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. neil beagrie (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. najla semple (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. adam farquhar (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Characterising and Preserving Digital Repositories: File Format Profiles

Steve Hitchcock and David Tarrant show how file format profiles, the starting point for preservation plans and actions, can also be used to reveal the fingerprints of emerging types of institutional repositories.

January 2011, issue66, feature article

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