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Digital Preservation Trends
12. Does your library want to invest in preserving more digital content than it currently does? N=49
Yes 46 94%
No 3 6%
If yes, which digital content types, collections, or research areas does your library want to preserve
more of?
All areas will require more, set by collection priorities and risk.
All of those from question 3 that we’re not currently preserving.
All types of born-digital content; digitized collections.
Archived websites; data sets; born-digital archival collections.
Areas for growth include data and institutional repository. Digitized and digital collections are rapidly expanding, and
will include both text and multimedia materials, as well as complex objects and linkages.
Audio and moving image materials that would be converted to digital format.
Audio visual, media, objects in the institutional repository.
Audio, still images, research data.
Audio, video, still image, manuscripts/special collections, research data.
Audiovisual files, data sets, electronic records.
Born-digital administrative records of enduring value created by the university, such as annual reports, course catalogs,
Faculty Senate meeting minutes, Board of Governors meeting minutes, departmental newsletters and bulletins, and
university web pages.
Born-digital resources created by the University Libraries; born-digital resources and digital surrogates created by the
university; digital resources acquired by the University Libraries; digital resources licensed by the University Libraries
which we have the rights to archive.
CAD files, research data, and more audio and video content.
Data sets and research data are currently an emerging topic for us. Another anticipated field would be software,
websites, and perhaps even forensic data curation.
Data sets from faculty research, web archives, audio recordings and moving images, orphaned works.
Datasets, video.
Digital images, ETD, CAD.
Digital video, web harvesting.
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