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This page provides an overview of 3 articles related to 'preservation', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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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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Metadata related to 'preservation' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'preservation': 363 (20.9% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'preservation' across all Ariadne articles: 1844
  • Average number of references to 'preservation' per Ariadne article: 5.08
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'preservation': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'preservation': 54.4 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'preservation':

  1. michael day (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. frances boyle (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. steve hitchcock (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. paul wheatley (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. david tarrant (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Title Article summary Date

Book Review: I, Digital – A History Devoid of the Personal?

Chris Rusbridge reviews an edited volume that aims to fill a gap in ‘literature designed specifically to guide archivists’ thinking about personal digital materials’.

July 2012, issue69, review

Excuse Me... Some Digital Preservation Fallacies?

Chris Rusbridge argues with himself about some of the assumptions behind digital preservation thinking.

February 2006, issue46, feature article

After eLib

Chris Rusbridge, the former Director of the UK Electronic Libraries Programme, with an assessment of its achievements and legacy.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

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