Human culture depends on our ability to disseminate information, and then maintain and access it over time. This book addresses the problems of storing, reading, and using digital data for periods longer than 50 years. They offer concise descriptions of markup and document description languages like TIFF, PDF, HTML, and XML, explain important techniques such as migration and emulation, and present the OAIS (Open Archival Information System) Reference Model.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 274
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 15 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
From the reviews:
"The book examines the problem of storing, reading and using digital documents for periods longer than 50 years. ... is user friendly and well structured with a pleasant layout. It is accessible to different user groups, and targets a broad audience including archivists, records managers, librarians, computer scientists and information managers - anyone interested in the long-term preservation of digital documents. ... this book can be recommended as necessary reading for all students and professionals in the field of information management." (Tony Rodrigues, Online Information Review, Vol. 31 (6), 2008)