Digital preservation principles

In response to the current and future challenges of digital preservation, the NSLA libraries agree to be guided by the following principles:

  • Preserving digital content is intrinsically linked with enabling access to it
  • Digital preservation practices must ensure confidence in the integrity and authenticity of digital collections
  • Digital preservation must be effected in a timely manner
  • Digital preservation practices must respect intellectual and copyright responsibilities
  • Collaboration is necessary (at a national and international level) to research, develop and implement best practices in digital preservation.