David Pearson
Publication date: 
Thursday, 1 March, 2012

The National Library of Australia (NLA) is in the process of replacing much of its Digital Library Infrastructure. This presentation details the NLA’s development of models for a digital preservation system. These models formed the basis for detailed requirements that were taken to the market place through an open ‘Request for Proposal’ followed by a closed tender. Digital preservation systems are considered mandatory by the NLA to maintain access to its content over time. Our approach includes gathering detailed information on formats and software, and then documenting those aspects of their relationships that are relevant to maintaining access to the collection.