Core Preservation Administration Interest Group

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Purpose: Focuses on both broad and specific preservation issues in libraries. Topics encompass physical collections generally, and occasionally digital preservation issues. We serve academic, public, special, and other types of libraries.

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This interest group is part of Core's Preservation Section.

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  • 1.  Call for Papers

    Posted Mar 22, 2023 12:33 PM

    "Biz of Digital" is a column in Against the Grain ( It features discussions by working librarians on digital collections, digital repositories, digital scholarship, data services, and technology. Its audience is librarians in all types of libraries and vendors of products, services, and systems that support library digital services. Its focus is on current practices, techniques, processes, and information on events in the field. Against the Grain is a down-to-earth, practice-orientated library journal. <o:p></o:p>

    Ideas for upcoming "Biz of Digital" articles include:<o:p></o:p>

    • Specific digitization or preservation projects with interesting challenges that were overcome <o:p></o:p>
    • Digital preservation for your digital repository or digital special collections<o:p></o:p>
    • An overview of your library's activities in digital collections, digital repositories, and/or digital scholarship<o:p></o:p>
    • Re-structuring to better manage digital collections, digital repositories, and/or digital repositories.<o:p></o:p>
    • Promoting digital collections, digital repositories, and/or digital scholarship via digital media, e.g. social networks, blogs, etc. <o:p></o:p>
    • Copyright for digital services<o:p></o:p>
    • Digitization<o:p></o:p>
    • System migrations<o:p></o:p>
    • Workflows<o:p></o:p>

    Feel free to choose any of these topics, or one of your own. Theoretical articles, research reports, "how-to" articles, case studies, literature reviews and conceptual or opinion pieces are welcome. Article length should be approximately 1200-1500 words (4-5 pages, double-spaced).<o:p></o:p>

    Contributions may be written by individuals or co-authored.<o:p></o:p>

    If you are interested in writing for the "Biz of Digital" column, please contact the<o:p></o:p>


    Michelle Flinchbaugh
    Digital Scholarship Services Librarian
    UMBC Library 
    1000 Hilltop Circle
    Baltimore, MD 21250

    Michelle Flinchbaugh
    Digital Scholarship Services Librarian
    UMBC Library