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Who is it for?

Operational managers (DigCurV Manager Lens) and staff (DigCurV Practitioner Lens) in repositories, publishers and other data creators, third party service providers.


Assumed level of knowledge

Novice to Intermediate.



  • To focus on technical tools and applications that support digital preservation: software, applications, programs and technical services.
  • To consider the practical deployment of preservation techniques and technologies whether as relatively small and discrete programs (like DROID) or enterprise wide solutions that integrate many tools.
  • This section excludes other more strategic or policy issues and standards that are sometimes described as tools: these are covered elsewhere in the Handbook.

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