Digital Preservation Services

Digital Preservation Services (DPS)provides services and support for preserving content that is already in digital form.  This can be content produced through library digitization projects (digitized), content produced by external organizations and received at the library in digital form (received digital), or content that was created or "born" digital such as text documents, databases, audio-visual material or Computer Aided Design (CAD) content (born digital).

DPS is currently focused on establishing comprehensive infrastructure to maintain access to digital content for as long as it is needed.  While this process is underway DPS is offering consulting services to aid with digital preservation related activities including:

  • The acquisition of old digital content (e.g. preservation considerations, disk imaging, content recovery from old digital media)
  • Access to old digital content (e.g. help for working with migration and emulation tools or using original hardware to interact with old content)
  • The creation of digital content for long-term preservation (e.g. preferred formats)
  • Advice and guidance for preserving digital content

For questions regarding digital preservation issues, please contact Euan Cochrane, Digital Preservation Manager.