Project to Program: A Brief Study of Current Digital Preservation Practices in Small to Medium-sized Cultural Heritage Institutions
This study sets out to contribute to the understanding of current practices in digitization projects at small and medium-sized cultural heritage institutions by interviewing digitization project managers at four of these institutions and analyzing their responses as case studies. The overarching theme of this study is the necessary transition from project to program at these institutions, and what these institutions are doing to make this transition. Additionally, this study looks at digital storage media and repository management at these institutions, which is an under-documented area of current practices. Through the use of a literature review and four case studies, several recommendations are made for improving the state of the art of digital preservation at these institutions and preparing them for the transition of digitization projects to digital programs.
School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:electronic data archives conservation and restoration administration preservation of library materials automation virtual
Date of Publication:04/27/2006