Digital Preservation for the Rest of Us: What's in it for Librarians and Library Users
Offered by San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science
Digital preservation is a "must-have" function for every library who purchases digital content. A digital preservation system extends the model of print journals and books on the shelf to digital media. It ensures that a library continues to have access to their digital assets even after a subscription is canceled or the publisher discontinues access. Setting up a digital preservation system is surprisingly easy. The key is ensuring that you buy perpetual access to your content, and that your content providers support the digital preservation system that you choose. This talk introduces you to digital preservation systems, discusses preservation strategies and pitfalls, and shows you how to give library users access to preserved content.
Philip Gust is with the Stanford University Libraries LOCKSS Program (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe). His focus is integrating digital preservation into libraries, and making preserved content useful to librarians and library users. He developed the LOCKSS metadata management system, the OpenURL resolver, and integrations with link resolvers and citation managers. He was on the founding team of several start-ups, and led R&D teams at several major companies. Philip previously taught Computer Science at the University of Arizona. His primary interests are human-computer interaction, distributed systems, and collaborative computing. He is the 2013 President of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, a Senior Member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a Senior Life Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).