REQUISITE OF DIGITAL PRESERVATION FOR SHIFTING OF PRINT MEDIA TO DIGITALISED ONE AND THE ROLE OF LIBRARY PROFESSIONAL TO ENHANCE THE GROWTH
Author(s): MAHUYA CHAKRABARTY
Digital preservation refers to a sequence of managed activities essential to confirm continuous access of digitalinformation easily with the help of information technology as long as they are required. This paper makes an attempt to discuss the essence of digital preservation and the advantages of digital preservation over the same for the paper based media and the techniques used to preserve digital materials in the national library of India. Familiarity with IT infrastructure, including hardware, software and web development, acquaintance about the methodology of digitization processes and key metadata standards, expertise and proficiency of technical staff and adequate funding are the essential qualities of digital preservation. This paper also includes different measures to solve the problems for digital preservation.