Digital Preservation Challenges with an ETD Collection — A Case Study at Texas Tech University

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TitleDigital Preservation Challenges with an ETD Collection — A Case Study at Texas Tech University
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsPerrin, JM, Winkler, HM, Yang, L
Volume41
Issue1
Pagination98 - 104
Date Published2015/1//
ISBN Number0099-1333
Keywordsdigital collection, digital curation, digital libraries, digital preservation, digital stewardship, electronic theses and dissertations
Abstract

AbstractThe dangers that digital files face can seem merely the stuff of theory and risk assessment matrices until an institution experiences its first data loss; especially when those digital files represent the graduate research output of a university, the potential impact of that loss increases exponentially. The authors present a case study of the challenges one academic library has encountered in the stewardship of its electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) over the course of a decade. This article examines the problems that can arise years after the transition from a physical to electronic collection and presents documentation solutions that can make ETD preservation and curation more effective.

URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0099133314001980
Short TitleThe Journal of Academic Librarianship