Preserving Complex Digital Objects

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$115.00
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$ 103.50
Item Number: 
978-1-85604-958-0
Published: 
2014
Publisher: 
Facet Publishing, UK
Pages: 
432
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
Format: 
Softcover
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This groundbreaking edited collection explores the challenges of preserving complex digital objects such as simulations, visualizations, digital art, and video games. Drawing on the outputs of the JISC-funded Preservation of Complex Objects (POCOS) symposia, enhanced with specialist pathfinder solutions, this book covers topics such as the legal and technical challenges of preservation, curation and authority, and digital archaeology. Written by international experts from a broad background of library, collecting institutions, information and computer science, and digital preservation backgrounds, this collection showcases the state of the art of the discipline and brings together stakeholder perspectives from across the preservation community.

Janet Delve

Janet Delve, along with David Anderson, lead the Future Proof Computing Group, one of the research clusters in CiTech at Portsmouth University, UK.

David Anderson

David Anderson, along with Janet Delve, lead the Future Proof Computing Group, one of the research clusters in CiTech at Portsmouth University, UK.

"An essential resource for anyone engaged in digital preservation Activities … Keeping up to date with advances in digital preservation know-how is challenge enough in itself; bringing together these outputs from the POCOS meetings in a single print resource provides much-needed practical assistance."
— Online Information Review

"If you read only one book this year about the state of digital preservation, this is the book you should read."
— Archival Issues

"A well written and a valuable read for the preservation field."
— Against the Grain