Accession Number : ADA482730


Title :   A Multiple Case Study Analysis of Digital Preservation Techniques Across Government, Private, and Public Service Organizations


Descriptive Note : Master thesis, Sep 2006-Mar 2008


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Gough, David


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a482730.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 136


Abstract : The process of record keeping has evolved through time. As our technology advances, so does our ability to manage information. We have progressed from paper-based records to new digital techniques and formats to store records. However, digital storage is not the Holy Grail answer to preservation and storage problems. Digital storage is confounded by multiple problems, also. Some of these problems are, but not limited to, lack of standardization and legal guidance, proprietary formats, and the fragility of the digital medium. This research examines several organizations that are deeply involved in digital preservation and tries to identify common practices and problems across the industry.


Descriptors :   *DIGITAL SYSTEMS , *MIGRATION , THESES , CASE STUDIES , FORMATS , FRAGILITY , INDUSTRIES , STORAGE , PRESERVATION , LAW ENFORCEMENT , GUIDANCE


Subject Categories : Computer Systems Management and Standards


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE