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Preservation of Scholarship: The Digital Dilemma

Tuesday, January 1, 2002


Marcum notes that content creators today play a critical role in the chain of scholarly communication now that digital capture techniques are widely employed. This role, when coupled with faculty and administrators expectations for long-term access to materials based on the paper model, must now take into consideration the physical lifetimes of digital storage media which are often surprisingly short. From the custodian's point of view, it is now important to capture the attention of the content creator's while they are creating digital content so as to affect the decisions they make and help them make become the stewards of their own intellectual property.

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