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The EDCF Guide to Digital Cinema Production by Lars Svanberg

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10Archiving Digital Media

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Archivists often seem to me to treat their collection as if it were Cinderella, and they are half-way through the story. Once upon a time Cinderella was a pretty girl living her life in a dark forgotten corner. Finally the prince saw her attributes, and after a few problems and some help from her godmother, she met a prince and lived happily ever after.

What is an Archive? What is Digital Preservation?

Margaret Hedstrom, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, defined ‘digital preservation’ in Media Longevity (National Media Lab, 1994) as:

The planning, resource allocation, and application of preservation methods and technologies necessary to ensure that digital information of continuing value remains accessible ...

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