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The Effectiveness and Durability of Digital Preservation and Curation Systems

Nov 14, 2022


Regardless of their size, location, or communities served, all heritage organizations are involved in curating digital content, whether that content is born-digital or reformatted from physical materials. With funding from the Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS), Ithaka S+R launched an extensive research project to examine and assess the sustainability of digital preservation and curation systems used by heritage organizations to maintain curated digital objects and ensure their authenticity, accuracy, and usability over time. Schonfeld and Rieger will share a high-level overview of key findings about the changing preservation landscape and business strategies of digital preservation system providers and include plenty of time for questions.


The Effectiveness and Durability of Digital Preservation and Curation Systems


Oya Rieger spearheads projects that reexamine the curation and preservation missions of heritage organizations and explores scholarly communication sustainability models. Prior to joining Ithaka S+R, Rieger served as Associate University Librarian at Cornell University Library overseeing digital scholarship, preservation, collection development and scholarly publishing programs (including arXiv.org).

Roger C. Schonfeld is the vice president of organizational strategy for ITHAKA and of Ithaka S+R’s libraries, scholarly communication, and museums program. He leads a team with methodological and subject matter experts to conduct research and provide advisory services to drive evidence-based innovation and leadership to foster research, learning, and preservation.