Challenges of digital preservation for cultural heritage institutions

  • Evens T
  • Hauttekeete L
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This article elaborates four major issues hampering the sustainability of digital preservation within cultural heritage institutions: digitization, metadata indexes, intellectual property rights management and business models. Using a case-study approach, the digitization of audiovisual collections within the performing arts institutions in Flanders (Belgium) will be scrutinized, providing an overview of the state-of-the-art preservation and access. The analysis shows that digital preservation policies in most organizations are underdeveloped and that archives suffer from deterioration and technological obsolescence.

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  • archives
  • audiovisual content
  • case study
  • cultural heritage
  • digital preservation
  • flanders

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  • L. Hauttekeete

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