Digitization and digital preservation are rapidly becoming the standard forms of preservation for libraries, archives, and other cultural heritage institutions, yet there is still much confusion as to what they mean and how they are meant to be used. Through a review of the recent literature, this paper aims to define both concepts, as well as find some of the common challenges associated with these preservation processes. Different preservation methods, collaboration techniques, and metadata schema are also discussed.

About Author

Stephanie Routhier Perry is a student at San Jose State University, where she is working on her MLIS with a concentration in archives and records management. She plans to graduate in December, 2014, and hopes to specialize in metadata creation, digital asset management, digitization, and/or digital preservation.