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.
- Special Collections
- University Archives
- National Archives and Records Administration Digitization Guidelines
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.
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.
For questions about Digital Preservation and Access, please contact Pam Mitchem at email@example.com or 828-262-7422.