Digital Preservation Handbook

Key Info
Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

The Handbook provides an internationally authoritative and practical guide to the subject of managing digital resources over time and the issues in sustaining access to them. A key knowledge base for digital preservation, peer-reviewed and freely accessible to all. It will be of interest to all those involved in the creation and management of digital materials.
The contents page provides an "at a glance" view of the major sections and all their component topics. You can navigate the Handbook by clicking and expanding the "Explore the Handbook" navigation bar or by clicking links in the contents page.
The contents are listed hierarchically and indented to show major sections and sub-sections. Landing pages provide overviews and information for major sections with many sub-sections.
-Digital preservation briefing [landing page]
-Getting started
-Institutional strategies [landing page]
-Organizational activities [landing page]
-Technical solutions and tools [landing page]
-Content-specific preservation [landing page]

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Maggie Jones
Neil Beagrie
License - link to legal statement specifying the copyright status of the learning resource: 
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International - CC BY 4.0
Access Cost: 
No fee
Citation - format of the preferred citation for the learning resource: 
Digital Preservation Handbook, 2nd Edition,, Digital Preservation Coalition © 2015.
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
More info about
Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data access
Data analysis
Data archiving
Data collection
Data management
Digital preservation workflow
Persistent Identifiers (PID)
Preservation plan - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Published / Broadcast: 
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Monday, January 1, 2001
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Digital Preservation Coalition
Version - revision or edition number or date associated with a learning resource: 
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Text - an explanation of a concept or a story using human readable characters formed into words, usually distinguished from graphical images.
Contributor Name: 
William Kilbride
Project administration and management
Contributor Organization(s): 
The National Archives (TNA)
Funding and sponsorship
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Professional Development - increasing knowledge and capabilities related to managing the data produced, used or re-used, curated and/or archived.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Textbook - digital or analog book used as a standard source of information on a particular subject
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Data manager
Funding organization
Graduate student
Repository manager
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
More than 1 hour (but less than 1 day)