Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln



All the cumulative actions undertaken by an individual or an organisation to ensure that any content is usable across generations of information technology is known as digital preservation. Although digital preservation is not a new concept for libraries as it almost started in mid 1980s, right from then the libraries have been migrating and refreshing their OPAC records as well as their databases to keep them updated with the emerging systems, software’s and technologies. The libraries are spending larger portions of their budgetary allocations either for procuring or accessing digital products and services (digital content). Archiving and preservation of digital contents has become a serious concern of libraries for collection which is acquired through subscription, purchased in the form of digital media or converted in-house. In recent years 3D scanning has become an important resource in many fields; in particular it has played a key role in study and preservation of cultural heritages. One among such devices that has remarkably invaded the world of digitization is the portable, hand held scanners which are relatively cheaper and easy to use. As technological change occurs, the digital preservation communities/organisations must detect relevant technological developments; determine their implications and real applicability for preserving digital content. Such communities/organisations must also develop timely and appropriate responses to take full advantage of the said progress and minimize obsolescence.