Practical Digital Preservation: A How-To Guide for Organizations of Any Size. By Adrian Brown. [Review]
“Digital preservation”—two words that can invoke anxiety in even the most veteran archivist, from the lone arranger looking for a cost-effective way to transfer digital files off of obsolete media to curators at large research institutions who struggle to manage increasingly vast and diverse bodies of digital data. As the book’s subtitle suggests, and as Adrian Brown states explicitly in the introduction, Practical Digital Preservation: A How-To-Guide for Organizations of Any Size was written primarily for current and prospective practitioners in smaller archives, libraries, galleries, museums, and other institutions with an obligation to collect, preserve, and provide access to information resources in digital formats. Brown’s central thesis is that “digital preservation is a practical proposition for all,” and throughout the book he emphasizes that “it is not only possible but eminently realistic for organizations of all sizes to put digital preservation into practice, even with limited resources and existing knowledge” (pp. 2–3).
How to Cite:
Pieczko, B. T., (2014) “Practical Digital Preservation: A How-To Guide for Organizations of Any Size. By Adrian Brown. [Review]”, Archival Issues 36(1), 72–74. doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/archivalissues.15657