Vol. 1 No. 1 (2010)

The long-term preservation of the digital heritage: the case of universities institutional repositories

Luciana Duranti
The University of British Columbia

Published 2010-03-06


  • Archival materials,
  • Digital preservation,
  • Institutional repositories,
  • InterPARES3

How to Cite

Duranti, Luciana. 2010. “The Long-Term Preservation of the Digital Heritage: The Case of Universities Institutional Repositories”. JLIS.It 1 (1):157-68. https://doi.org/10.4403/jlis.it-12.


The article faces the problems related to long-term preservation of the digital archives content. Archival material requires a special attentio due to credibility, juridical value, moral and legal rights, and privacy. The need to ensure accessibility and integrity of informatic data is a problem that involves all aspects and fields of informatization, and it is closely related to metadata choice and duplication. Through the analysis of the case-study represented by cIrcle, the istitutional digital repository della University of British Columbia (UBC), the article shows problems, risks, and solutions in managing a digital archive, showing that the professional experience of archivists can be useful in order to develop technological systems for non-archivistic contents.


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