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Preservation of Intelligibility of Digital Objects

  • David GiarettaEmail author
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Abstract

We live in a digital world. Everyone nowadays works and communicates using computers. We communicate digitally using e-mails and voice platforms, watch photographs in digital form, use computers for complex computations and experiments. Moreover information that previously existed in analogue form (i.e. in paper) is now digitized. The amount of digital objects that libraries and archives maintain constantly increases. It is therefore urgent to ensure that these digital objects will remain functional, usable and intelligible in the future. But what should we preserve and how? To address this question we first summarise the discussion in previous Chapters about what a digital object is.

Keywords

Digital Object Dependency Graph Dependency Type Community Knowledge Text Editor 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.STFC and Alliance for Permanent AccessYetminster, DorsetUK

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