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[ARSCLIST] DigiPres Listserv Invitation
The Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) section of the
Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)
division of the American Library Association (ALA) has recently
introduced a new listserv dedicated to digital preservation and would
like to invite you to join.
The name of the listserv is DIGIPRES. For purposes of clarity, a
working definition of digital preservation is included in this
**Digital preservation combines policies, strategies and actions that
ensure access to information in digital formats over time.**
The unmoderated listserv shall have the following characteristics:
cultural organization [mainly library but also archives and museums]
not TOO technical but technical topics could certainly be covered
not focused on any single digital preservation initiative but
touching on them all
Questions from practitioners could be asked and answered, such as:
At your digital repository, how do you XXX?
Which metadata schema do you use for your institutional repository?
When you buy electronic books, do you attempt to guarantee long term
access to the files in your license agreements?
Announcements made on the listserv would cover topics such as:
newly published papers and reports
conferences and training opportunities
relevant job openings
To subscribe to the new list, please go to HYPERLINK "http://
lists.ala.org/wws/info/digipres" \o "http://lists.ala.org/wws/info/
digipres" http://lists.ala.org/wws/info/digipres and click on the
subscribe button in the left hand column.
Thank you and we hope you join!!!