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From: Rowena Jameson <rjameson<-a>
Date: Monday, July 11, 2005
Anand S. Akolkar &lt;aakolkar [at] mtnl__net__in> writes

>We are now all going for the digitation of the documents and papers
>as a part of the conservation programme. Can any body throw some
>light on the  possible life of the digitized document viz a viz
>that of the document on paper in its original form, so that a
>decision  can be made on the application of the traditional or the
>digitized techniques in the conservation, preservation process?

You might look at the Preserving Access to Digital Information
(PADI) website. <URL:>

The National Library of Australia's Preserving Access to Digital
Information (PADI) initiative aims to provide mechanisms that will
help to ensure that information in digital form is managed with
appropriate consideration for preservation and future access. Its
objectives are:

    to facilitate the development of strategies and guidelines for
    the preservation of access to digital information;

    to develop and maintain a web site for information and promotion

    to actively identify and promote relevant activities; and

    to provide a forum for cross-sectoral cooperation on activities
    promoting the preservation of access to digital information.

The PADI web site is a subject gateway to digital preservation
resources. It has an associated discussion list padiforum-l <forum/>
for the exchange of news and ideas about digital preservation

Rowena Jameson
Preservation Services
National Library of Australia
Parkes Place, ACT 2600

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:6
                   Distributed: Sunday, July 17, 2005
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Received on Monday, 11 July, 2005

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