Community Participation

Digital preservation is an emerging discipline globally and the Library has been a consistent contributor to international developments in both research and practice. The National Library has contributed at a high level to international research endeavours for over a decade now. Particular achievements include:

  • Preservation metadata (in use internationally and which contributed to the de facto standard PREMIS)
  • Metadata Extract Tool (one of the first and one of very few tools for understanding the internal makeup of a file)
  • Rosetta (commercial digital preservation system available internationally)
  • Web Curator Tool (which makes web archiving a desktop/curatorial process rather than an engineer's activity)

Here are just some of the groups we are currently working with:

International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC)

Developing best practices, policy and resources in support of preserving the content and accessibility of web archives.

Rosetta User Group

Maintaining, supporting, and coordinating future revisions to the PREMIS data dictionary.