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Digital Preservation

The Digital Preservation (DP) unit is responsible for developing effective strategies for ensuring the long-term preservation of digital collections of MIT Libraries collaborating with content curators and others across the Libraries and beyond. As part of its leadership role in the digital preservation community, MIT Libraries is committed to:

  • Ensuring long-term access to digital content in any format, selected because it enables, extends, and documents scholarship and practice for current and future researchers at MIT and beyond.
  • Continuing to demonstrate leadership and to model good practice in digital preservation.
  • Aligning with prevailing standards and practice for digital preservation as the technology, tools, and approaches for effective long-term use and re-use emerge and evolve.

Six-stage Workflow for Managing Digital Content developed by MIT Libraries

See managing digital content workflow for a more detailed version of the image and the Digital Content Management (DCM) Workflows section of the Digital Preservation Management (DPM) Workshop website that MIT Libraries hosts.

Digital Preservation Principles
All organizations with long-term responsibility for digital content are expected to demonstrate good practice in accordance with digital preservation standards and requirements. These ten principles provide a high-level means for the Libraries to demonstrate increasing alignment with good practice.