Digital preservation at the Libraries
The need to develop strategy and take action in the area of digital preservation and data archiving has grown significantly in the Libraries and at the University in recent years. In response, the Libraries aspire to take a campus leadership role in digital preservation and data archiving.
This work is accomplished through the delivery and support of robust high quality discovery, access, management, and preservation systems, achieved in coordination with relevant Libraries’ and campus departments, and other University and external partners and collaborators.
The mission is to provide contemporary and enduring access to digital objects under the collection stewardship of the University Libraries, through the application of professional digital preservation methodologies, standards, and technologies.
Digital Preservation Framework
The foundational document addressing how the Libraries approach digital preservation. Available to view online and as a printable PDF.
Practices and activities
Learn more about planning and development activities and the internal and external collaborations and partnerships.
Created by University of Minnesota Libraries staff, instructional guides on how to use various digital preservation tools are provided as resources for others.
Digital preservation related terms used in the Digital Preservation Framework and across this website are defined in this glossary.
Materials the Libraries is responsible for preserving can be found in various locations including: