COPTR: Community Owned Digital Preservation Tool Registry
COPTR: Community Owned Digital Preservation Tool Registry describes tools useful for long term digital preservation and acts primarily as a finding and evaluation tool to help practitioners find the tools they need to preserve digital data.
One such tool is the POWRR Tool Grid. The Tool Grid, created in 2013 as a part of the Preserving Digital Objects with Restricted Resources project, includes a matrix comparison software tools and utilities for digital preservation and is designed to help practitioners identify and select tools to help solve digital preservation challenges.
Digital Preservation at Library of Congress
Digital Preservation at Library of Congress is the home to the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, Digital Preservation Outreach and Education and the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program.
This site contains information about digital preservation standards and best practices, tools and services and education and training. There is also information on personal digital archiving which provides guidance on how individuals and families can preserve their digital memories.
Digital Preservation Coalition
A digital preservation advocate, The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is a membership organization that supports their members through knowledge exchange, capacity building, assurance, advocacy and partnership.
The DPC has created tools like the Preservation Handbook, a guide to digital preservation planning; Technology Watch Reports, advanced digital preservation instruction to specific preservation issues; and What’s New in Digital Preservation, a digest of new events and projects, to help organizations get started with digital preservation.
Digital Preservation in a Box
Created by the National Digital Stewardship Alliance in 2015, Digital Preservation in a Box is designed as a toolkit to support outreach activities that introduce the basic concepts of preserving digital information. Preservation tools available include a Digital Preservation tutorial, glossary of terms, format-specific advice and resource links, links to resources on storage infrastructure, resources for digital preservation education and event planning, as well as a brief introduction to digitization.
Digital Preservation Management Workshop and Website by Nancy McGovern
The Digital Preservation Management Workshop provides practical guidance for developing effective digital preservation programs. This site contains resources, including: tutorials, standards-based principles, policy frameworks, workflows, disaster preparedness, and a digital preservation self-assessment.
Julie C. Swierczek’s Digital Preservation Link webpage
Julie C. Swierczek’s Digital Preservation Link website aggregates links to a variety of different digital preservation resources on topics including digital forensics, metadata harvesting, accessioning, and digital object management systems.
OCLC Research Reports: Demystifying Born Digital Reports
OCLC Research Reports: Demystifying Born Digital Reports project website contains various reports on managing and preserving born-digital content, including ways for even the smallest organizations to engage.
Preserving Digital Objects With Restricted Resources
Preserving Digital Objects with Restricted Resources also known as the Digital POWRR Project, is an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)-funded study that investigated, evaluated, and recommended scalable, sustainable digital preservation solutions for libraries with smaller amounts of data and/or fewer resources.
The Signal — Digital Preservation Blog from the Library of Congress
The Signal, a blog published by the Library of Congress, discusses digital stewardship in a way that is timely, informative and appealing to all audiences.
Sustainable Economics for a Digital Planet: Ensuring Long-Term Access to Digital Information
Sustainable Economics for a Digital Planet: Ensuring Long-Term Access to Digital Information is the final report of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access. The report provides general principles and actions to support the long-term economic sustainability of digital preservation.