Digital Preservation and Access

Digital Preservation

Digital preservation is the life cycle management of digital materials from the point of creation for reformatted digital renderings of analog originals or from the initial ingest of born digital material. Our digital preservation program maintains secure storage for most standard file types and addresses the challenges of obsolescence over a rapidly shifting technological landscape. We oversee the long term preservation of the digital materials for Special Collections and University Archives as well as the project specific data preservation needs of the campus community and for regional collaborative digital projects. We offer comprehensive digitization services for the reformatting of monographic materials and analog audiovisual materials.

Digital Access

Digital preservation is carried out with the primary goal of providing long term access to digital content. Digital collections of historic or scholarly significance may be exhibited in our online digital collections and may be shared with other state and national repositories. 

Electronic records

The Digital Scholarship and Initiatives team collaborates with University Archives to coordinate the collection and storage of the electronic records of the university according to the UNC General Records and Retention Schedule.

Contact Information

For questions about Digital Preservation and Curation, please contact Pam Mitchem at pricemtchemp@appstate.edu or 828-262-7422.