Digital preservation consist of applying techniques and methods to ensure continued access to information that is digitally stored in any kind of format, software, hardware or system, in the future.
Due to explosion of new technologies, there are more and more born digital documents -often ephemeral- and more digitized documents by institutions that should be preserved maintaining their integrity, authenticity, reliability, legibility and functionalities.
The BC has set up two initiatives, which can help other institutions.
- Web archive preservation. PADICAT (Digital heritage of Catalonia). Email email@example.com
- COFRE (COnservem per al Futur Recursos Electrònics=Peserving for the futur electronic resources.)Digital preservation repository
The workgroup who takes care of the digital preservation repository is the Grup de Preservació Digital, formed by:
Paquita Navarro firstname.lastname@example.org (Digitization Unit)
Margarida Ullate email@example.com (Sound and Audiovisuals Unit)
Sergi Font firstname.lastname@example.org (Google project at the BC)
Ciro Llueca email@example.com (PADICAT)
Eugènia Serra firstname.lastname@example.org (General Coordination)