Jeanne Kramer-Smyth has been an archivist with the World Bank Group Archives for five years. She earned her Masters of Library Science from the Archives, Records and Information Management Program at the University of Maryland iSchool after a 20 year career as a software developer designing relational databases, creating custom database software and participating in web based software development. She is the author of Spellbound Blog where she has published dozens of essays exploring the intersection of archives, technology, metadata, visualization and the web.
Partners for Preservation: Advancing Digital Preservation through Cross-Community Collaboration
This title will be available Winter 2018. You may place an order and the item will be shipped when it becomes available. Customers outside of North America (USA and Canada) should contact Facet Publishing for purchasing information.
- Table of Contents
- About the Author
Who could be partners to archivists working in digital preservation?
This book features chapters from international contributors from diverse backgrounds and professions discussing their challenges with and victories over digital problems that share common issues with those facing digital preservationists.
The only certainty about technology is that it will change. The speed of that change, and the ever increasing diversity of digital formats, tools, and platforms, will present stark challenges to the long-term preservation of digital records. Archivists are frequently challenged by the technical expertise, subject matter knowledge, time, and resource requirements needed to solve the broad set of challenges sure to be faced by the archival profession. Partners for Preservation advocates the need for archivists to recruit partners and learn lessons from across diverse professions to work more effectively within the digital landscape. This book includes discussion of
- the internet of things;
- digital architecture;
- research data and collaboration;
- open source programming;
- privacy, memory, and transparency; and
- inheritance of digital media.