"Digital Preservation: Theory and Reality"
This session challenges the audience to think broadly about the preservation implications of the use of digital imaging technologies for purposes of enhancing programs and services in libraries and archives. The presentation begins with a multifaceted defiinition of preservation in the digital world. It then seeks to clarify the differences between preservation access in light of an emerging national-level policy on digital libraries. Finally, the presentation identifies the fundamental ways in which institutions must transform traditional preservation concepts when adopting digital technologies for the conversion of books, photographs, archival collections, and other scholarly resources.