This friendly llama (spotted in the Flickr Commons) is here to give you a quick high-level tour of Partners for Preservation.
The book’s ten chapters have been organized into three sections:
Part 1: Memory, Privacy, and Transparency
- Inheritance of Digital Media by Dr. Edina Harbinja
- Curbing the Online Assimilation of Personal Information by Paulan Korenhof
- The Rise of Computer-Assisted Reporting: Challenges and Successes by Brant Houston
- Link Rot, Reference Rot and the Thorny Problems of Legal Citation by Ellie Margolis
Part 2: The Physical World: Objects, Art, and Architecture
- The Internet of Things: the Risks and impacts of Ubiquitous Computing by Éireann Leverett
- Accurate Digital Colour Reproduction on Displays: from Hardware Design to Software Features by Dr. Abhijit Sarkar
- Historical Building Information Model (BIM)+: Sharing, Preserving and Reusing Architectural Design Data: by Dr. Ju Hyun Lee and Dr. Ning Gu
Part 3: Data and Programming
- Preparing and Releasing Official Statistical Data by Professor Natalie Shlomo
- Sharing Research Data, Data Standards and Improving Opportunities for Creating Visualisations by Dr. Vetria Byrd
- Open Source, Version Control and Software Sustainability by Ildikó Vancsa
As I recruited authors to write a chapter, the vision for each individual chapter evolved. Each author contributed their own spin on the topic I originally proposed. There were two things I had hoped for and was particularly pleased to have come to pass. First was that I learned new things about each of the fields addressed in the book. The second was discovering threads that wove through multiple chapters. While the chapters are each freestanding and you may read the book’s chapters in any order you like, the section groupings were designed to help highlight common threads of interest to archivists focused on digital preservation.
The book also includes a foreword by Nancy McGovern, and my own introductory and final thoughts.
I will be writing a blog post about each chapter’s author(s) and sharing some favorite tidbits along the way. Thanks for your interest in Partners for Preservation. [Updated 1/29/2018 to add links above to the chapter spotlight posts]