Reading List



Digital Preservation


Practical digital preservation: a how-to guide for organizations of any size

by Brown, Adrian. Facet Press, London, 2013




Understanding Metadata

NISO Press


JISC Digital Media Guide: An Introduction to Metadata
JISC Digital Media Guide: Metadata Standards and Interoperability


Dublin Core User Guide


IMPACT Best Practice Guide: Metadata for Text Digitisation & OCR


Technology Watch Report 13-3: Preservation Metadata (2nd edition)

Richard Gartner and Brian Lavoie





Digital Archiving in Ireland: National Survey of the Humanities and Social Sciences
DRI Series no. 1 (Oct. 2012)


Caring for Digital Content: Mapping International Approaches
DRI Series no. 2 (Sep 2013)




Data Curation:


Digital Humanities Data Curation Guide
Digital Curation: A How-To-Do-It Manual
Ross Harvey New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers. 2010.  (How-to-do-it manual for libraries, no. 170). 225.
Companion website:


The Problem of Data. CLIR pub154

Lori Jahnke and Andrew Asher, August 2012.



Digital Preservation Systems


Trusted Digital Repositories: Attributes and responsibilities: an RLG-OCLC report.


Technology Watch Report 04-01: The Open Archival Information System Reference Model: Introductory Guide by Brian F. Lavoie 2004

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