Digital Preservation: Putting It to Work

  • Tomasz Traczyk
  • Włodzimierz Ogryczak
  • Piotr Pałka
  • Tomasz Śliwiński

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 700)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Problems of Long-Term Digital Preservation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tomasz Traczyk
      Pages 3-13
    3. Grzegorz Płoszajski
      Pages 15-61
  3. Solutions Proposed by the CREDO Project

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Tomasz Traczyk, Włodzimierz Ogryczak
      Pages 65-76
    3. Tomasz Traczyk
      Pages 77-92
    4. Tomasz Traczyk, Grzegorz Płoszajski
      Pages 109-121
    5. Piotr Pałka, Tomasz Traczyk
      Pages 143-155
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 157-158

About this book


This book addresses the process of maintaining digital objects through time to ensure continued access, an aspect that has become a crucial issue in recent years. It offers a concise yet comprehensive discussion of key concepts and requirements for long-term digital preservation, and presents a pioneering framework for digital repositories that enables the long-term archiving and metadata management for large volumes of digital resources based on a system that has already been completely designed and launched.

In the framework, the reliability of information readouts is ensured by the repository with two-level data recording replication and monitoring mechanisms in the repository management system (RMS) and the file systems, and by the RMS’s distributed nature. The advanced RMS allows operations on the archival storage to be scheduled, while also taking into account low energy consumption requirements.

After presenting the framework in detail, the book assesses and demonstrates the approach’s viability in terms of delivering accessibility, authenticity and usability. As such, the book offers a valuable resource for information technology (IT) researchers and practitioners, as well as archivists and librarians.


Computational Intelligence Digital Preservation Implications Long-term Digital Preservation CREDO Project Digital Document Repository

Editors and affiliations

  • Tomasz Traczyk
    • 1
  • Włodzimierz Ogryczak
    • 2
  • Piotr Pałka
    • 3
  • Tomasz Śliwiński
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Control and Computation EngineeringWarsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Control and Computation EngineeringWarsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland
  3. 3.Institute of Control and Computation EngineeringWarsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland
  4. 4.Institute of Control and Computation EngineeringWarsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-51800-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-51801-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-949X
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-9503
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