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Title:What Should We Preserve? The Question for Heritage Libraries in a Digital World
Author(s):Phillips, Margaret E.
Subject(s):digital preservation
collection policy
Abstract:A primary role of national libraries is to document the published output of their respective countries. Traditionally, this has meant collecting, describing, and preserving for future generations at least one copy of every item published in print, including books, serials, newspapers, maps, music, posters, and pamphlets. In the last decade, online publishing has had a revolutionary impact on the creation, publication (dissemination), and use of information. This has presented libraries, particularly national (deposit) libraries and other cultural collecting institutions, with the daunting task of collecting, storing, describing, managing, and preserving the vast quantities of information that are being produced online. (from the article)
Issue Date:2005
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In Library Trends 54 (1) Summer 2005: 57-71.
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright 2005 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-11-02

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