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Advances in Librarianship, Volume 27 (Advances in by Frederick Lynden

By Frederick Lynden

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In addition to providing global access to the gargantuan wealth of historical newspaper data owned by countless libraries and other cultural heritage organizations, the Olive solution also yields TIFF images and XML repositories, which are significant steps toward application-independent digital preservation. OCLC also plans to enable Olive to exchange data with WorldCat, CONTENTdm, netLibrary, and key integrated library systems. D. The Digital Archive Construction of a Digital Archive was a logical extension of OCLC organizational strengths: research, software development, services implementation and cooperative efforts to support cultural heritage organizations with their critical preservation mission.

Strict adherence to national and international standards distinguishes preservation-microfilming activities from other microfilming venues and is required to produce microfilm and fiche of high technical and bibliographic quality. This high quality ensures that the intellectual content of the filmed material is available for many generations to come. Properly created and stored preservation microfilm for either high contrast (black and white) or continuous tone (grayscale) exposure has a life expectancy of at least 500 years, while properly processed and stored color microfilm has a life expectancy of 300 years.

Lougee points out that at this stage, research libraries are positioned as knowledge organizations to become both more integral and active to supporting the campus mission for e-learning opportunities (Lougee, 2002). ” (Greenstein, 2002). For all the three authors, best practices and standards and collaborative efforts are at the core of activities to ensure sustainability and interoperability. Best practices include developing electronic repositories, registering digital masters in internationally accessible registries, and prescribing preservation metadata.

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