This project is identifying best practice and collaborative options for the preservation of born-digital and digitised materials. It is examining current digital collection management practices and workflows in NSLA libraries, and determining the technical components and staff skills required for effective digital collection management.
- Modelling for a technical format registry, in collaboration with international partners
- Matrices to assess current library resources and capacity against technical and staff resources required for effective digital preservation
- Research into possible partnerships and collaborations
- Statement on digital preservation, including principles for NSLA libraries
Working group members
- Sarah Slade, State Library of Victoria (project manager)
- Pat Beament, State Library of Western Australia
- Antoinette Buchanan, Libraries ACT
- Serena Coates, State Library of Queensland
- Grant Collins, State Library of Queensland
- Mark Corbould, National Library of Australia
- Libor Coufal, National Library of Australia
- Marilyn Hawthorne, Northern Territory Library
- Geoff Hinchcliffe, State Library of New South Wales
- Allegra Huxtable, LINC Tasmania
- Steve Knight, National Library of New Zealand
- Kate McAlister, Libraries ACT
- David Ong, State Library of Western Australia
- David Pearson, National Library of Australia
- Lesley Sharp, State Library of South Australia
Sarah Slade talks about the challenges of preserving born- and turned-digital materials.
Australia's new national cultural policy acknowledges the importance of digital collecting.