Preserving Digital Information (Paperback)Henry M. Gladney (author)
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Cultural history enthusiasts have asserted the urgent need to protect digital information from imminent loss. This book describes methodology for long-term preservation of all kinds of digital documents. It justifies this methodology using 20th century theory of knowledge communication, and outlines the requirements and architecture for the software needed. The author emphasizes attention to the perspectives and the needs of end users.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 319
Weight: 528 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 18 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
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"The book provides a wide range of examples that illustrate the various types of information. It is for producers and users who may be interested in long-term archiving and retrieval of digital information. This book states that today there is no single solution that will work for the many kinds of digital information being used by many different users. ... Gladney is an expert on this subject, and this book offers a thorough treatment of it." (Stan Kurkovsky, ACM Computing Reviews, Vol. 49 (8), August, 2008)
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