Adrian Brown is Assistant Clerk of the Records at the Parliamentary Archives, UK, and has lectured and published widely on all aspects of digital preservation, including the book Archiving Websites: A Practical Guide for Information Management Professionals. He was previously Head of Digital Preservation at the National Archives, where his team won the International Digital Preservation Award in 2007.
- Table of Contents
- About the Author
- Making the case for digital preservation
- Understanding your requirements
- Models for implementing a digital preservation service
- Selecting and acquiring digital objects
- Accessioning and ingesting digital objects
- Describing digital objects
- Preserving digital objects
- Providing access to users
- Future trends
"Each chapter is organized in a meaningful way, and the entire book flows with a natural progression through the complex stages of digital preservation. There is not a lot of technical jargon and the concepts outlined can be applied to small or large organizations that have a variety of assets. The author does an excellent job presenting complicated content in a digestible way, and offers useful case studies throughout the book."
— Library Resources & Technical Services
"Brown has combed through the often overwhelming deluge of information that comprises the current output of the digital preservation community and has extracted, synthesized, and presented the most relevant bits in a highly readable and readily comprehensive format that digital preservation practitioners and researchers will likely consult and cite frequently, well into the foreseeable future."
— Archival Issues