Preservation of Digital Information. This is a good article looking at the importance of preserving digital information. It was written by Nandita Mani. It appeared in the Vol. III, Issue 2, July 14, 2004 issue of MLA Forum.
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The issue of digital preservation is of utmost importance in order to maintain our mission of preserving a record of our culture. In this context, it is imperative that the library profession is cognizant of the central issues surrounding digital preservation. Identifying optimal preservation methods and the need for standards are at the core of this mission. With further research and implementation of national guidelines, the goal of long-term preservation of digital information can be attained.