Digital Preservation DECLARATION of Shared Values : Open for Comments !

Publié le 5 janvier 2018, par Thérèse Hameau

Digital Preservation combines policies, strategies, and actions that ensure access to digital content over time. When successful, digital preservation results in a cumulative record of human action and memory.

The digital preservation landscape is one of a multitude of choices that vary widely in terms of purpose, scale, cost, and complexity.

Over the past year a group of collaborating organizations* united in the commitment to digital preservation have come together to explore how to better communicate with each other and assist members of the wider community as they negotiate digital preservation complicated landscape.


[...] the comment period will be open until March 1st, 2018.

Purpose of the Declaration of Shared Values

1. It does not specify which values, principles, and standards are most important and ought to outweigh others in instances when they conflict. Reasonable differences of opinion can and do exist among the community. It is important to work together to resolve those conflicts in ways that support and promote our common goal.

2. Summarizes ethical principles that reflect our core values and establishes a set of specific ethical standards that should be used to guide common efforts.