Digital Preservation 

This project is concerned with identifying best practice and collaborative options for the preservation of born-digital and digitised materials. 


  • Born Digital 2016 - Collecting for the Future featuring interviews with experts, media coverage, live events and online content that explored questions around collecting and preserving digital content (2016)
  • International research opportunities to investigate and report on leading practices in digital collecting and preservation (2016, 2017)
  • Six member libraries participated in a digital preservation proof-of-concept pilot to explore the potential benefits of collaborative approaches to system solutions (2015)
  • Comprehensive audit of obsolete physical carriers in NSLA collections and Stage 1 report (2015)
  • Modelling and business options 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 (2013)
  • Statement on digital preservation, including principles for NSLA libraries (2012)
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Project updates 

NSLA joins International Digital Preservation Day 2017

29 November 2017

NSLA libraries are joining institutions around the world to spread the word about the importance of preserving digital materials.

#BornDigital2016 - Day 5: Play

12 August 2016

Bajo and Hex, Australia's leading game critics, discuss the evolution of video games and why they should be preserved for the future.

#BornDigital2016 - Day 4: Digital Lifestyles

11 August 2016

Social researcher Dr Rebecca Huntley on the need to be aware of the digital content we create, and to make conscious decisions about what to preserve for future generations.


Born Digital 2016 - achievements (A3 flyer)

A3 flyer promoting the achievements of Born Digital 2016.

Obsolete Physical Carriers in NSLA Collections: Stage 1

A survey of obsolete physical carriers in NSLA libraries with analysis, preliminary recommendations and report. (Feb 2016)