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Useful resources

Arms, Caroline R. and Fleischhauer, Carl, 'Digital formats: factors for sustainability, functionality, and quality', paper given at the IS&T Archiving 2005 Conference, Washington DC (29 April 2005).
URL: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/techdocs/digform/Formats_IST05_paper.pdf

Au Yeung, Tim, 'Media choices for the preservation of digital documents', AIC News (March 2005).
URL: http://aic.stanford.edu/sg/emg/library/pdf/yeung/yeung-2005-07-22_au-media-choices.pdf

Ball, Alex, Briefing Paper: File Format and XML Schema Registries (2006).
URL: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/projects/grand-challenge/papers/registryBriefing.pdf

Brown, Adrian, Digital Preservation Guidance Note 1: Selecting File Formats for Long-Term Preservation (The National Archives, June 2003).
URL: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/selecting_file_formats.pdf

Brown, Adrian, Digital Preservation Guidance Note 2: Selecting Storage Media for Long-Term Preservation (The National Archives, June 2003).
URL: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/selecting_storage_media.pdf

Cedars Digital Preservation Project, Cedars Guide to: Digital Preservation Strategies (2 April 2002).
URL: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/cedars/guideto/dpstrategies/dpstrategies.html

Cornell University tutorial, Digital Preservation Management: Implementing Short-term Strategies for Long-term Problems. See chapter on 'Obsolescence'.
URL: http://www.library.cornell.edu/iris/tutorial/dpm/oldmedia/index.html

Digital Preservation Testbed White Paper, Migration: Context and Current Status (The Hague: ICTU, 5 December 2001).
URL: http://www.digitaleduurzaamheid.nl/bibliotheek/docs/Migration.pdf

Digital Preservation Testbed White Paper, Emulation: Context and Current Status (The Hague: ICTU, June 2003).
URL: http://www.digitaleduurzaamheid.nl/bibliotheek/docs/White_paper_emulation_UK.pdf

Enderle, Rob, 'Optical HD battle may be over', Digital Trends (6 December 2006).
URL: http://news.digitaltrends.com/talkback158.html

Granger, Stewart, 'Emulation as a digital preservation strategy', D-Lib Magazine, 6, 10 (October 2000).
URL: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/october00/granger/10granger.html

Jones, Maggie and Beagrie, Neil, 'Preservation Management of Digital Materials: A Handbook', Digital Preservation Coalition website.
URL: http://www.dpconline.org/graphics/handbook/

Mellor, Phil, Wheatley, Paul and Sergeant, Derek, 'Migration on request, a practical technique for preservation', from ECDL 2002: European Conference on digital Libraries, LNCS 2458, pp. 374-389 (Rome, September 2002).
URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/752vmvw0g0w40dj2/fulltext.pdf

Lorie, Raymond, 'A project on preservation of digital data', RLG DigiNews, 5, 3 (15 June 2001).
URL: http://www.rlg.org/preserv/diginews/diginews5-3.html

Lorie, Raymond, The UVC: A Method for Preserving Digital Documents - Proof of Concept, IBM / KB Long-Term Preservation Study Report Series No. 4 (Amsterdam: IBM Netherlands, December 2002).
URL: http://www.kb.nl/hrd/dd/dd_onderzoek/reports/4-uvc.pdf

Oltmans, Erik and Kol, Nanda, 'A comparison between migration and emulation in terms of costs', RLG DigiNews, 9, 2 (15 April 2005).
URL: http://www.rlg.org/en/page.php?Page_ID=20571&Printable=:1&Article_ID=1714

PREMIS Working Group, Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata (May 2005).
URL: http://www.oclc.org/research/projects/pmwg/premis-final.pdf

Stanescu, Andreas, 'Assessing the durability of formats in a digital preservation environment: the INFORM methodology', D-Lib Magazine, 10, 11 (November 2004).
URL: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/november04/stanescu/11stanescu.html

Stevenson, Jane, JORUM Preservation Watch Report (July 2005).
URL: http://www.jorum.ac.uk/docs/pdf/Digital_Preservation_Report.pdf

Thibodeau, Kenneth, 'Overview of technological approaches to digital preservation and challenges in coming years', The State of Digital Preservation: An International Perspective, Conference proceedings (Washington DC: Council on Library and Information Resources, July 2002), pp 4-31.
URL: http://www.clir.org/PUBS/reports/pub107/pub107.pdf

Wheatley, Paul, 'Migration - a CAMiLEON discussion paper', Ariadne, 29 (September 2001).
URL: http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/camileon/

Examples of institutional preservation policies:

Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS), 'AHDS Repository Policies and Procedures', AHDS website.
URL: http://www.ahds.ac.uk/preservation/ahds-preservation-documents.htm
Includes links to AHDS preservation policy, and preservation handbooks for different data types

Florida Center For Library Automation, 'Florida Digital Archive', Florida Center For Library Automation website.
URL: http://www.fcla.edu/digitalArchive/
Includes policy guide, recommended file formats, and action plans for specific formats.

National Archives of Australia, 'Information management framework', National Archives of Australia website.
URL: http://www.naa.gov.au/records-management/publications/topic.aspx
Includes various documents relating to the National Archives' preservation strategy, which focuses on normalisation.

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, OCLC Digital Archive Preservation Policy and Supporting Documentation (8 August 2006).
URL: http://www.oclc.org/support/documentation/digitalarchive/preservationpolicy.pdf