National Library of Australia Staff Papers, 1999

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Practical advice for preserving publications on disk

Deborah Woodyard


What must you do to preserve your electronic publications on disk? Act now. The volatile nature of computer disks means time is running out to safeguard these publications against extinction. The purpose of this paper is to provide guidance based on our practical experience to those who wish to manage their collections on computer disk. Appropriate materials, identification, metadata, copyright, preservation and access considerations are dealt with in practical terms to help you understand how we manage our collections, and how this can be applied to your own materials.

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