Guidelines for the selection of digital heritage for long-term preservation


UNESCO/PERSIST Content Taskforce

Date Added:

15 January 2016

What you will find in this resource:  

The UNESCO/PERSIST Content Taskforce is drafting the Guidelines for the selection of digital content for long-term preservation by heritage institutions . The Guidelines are designed primarily for libraries, archives and museums, including professionals and administrators who deal with digital materials and plan to prepare a policy on selection of digital materials for long-term preservation.

The Content Taskforce will be soliciting further expert comment on the Guidelines in the next few months with the expectation of preparing a final draft in the second quarter of 2016.

The final guidelines can be found on the UNESCO website: 



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