Video preservation and digital reformatting: Pain and possibility

Jerome McDonough, Mona Jimenez

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The digital library community is increasingly concerned with long-term preservation of digital materials. This concern presents an opportunity for strategic alliances between digital library units and preservation departments confronting the difficulties inherent in preservation reformatting of moving image materials. However, successful collaboration between digital library and preservation departments may require adjustments to the work practices of each group, including their creation and management of metadata and their definition of acceptable practice with respect to preservation reformatting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationArchives and the Digital Library
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9780203051856
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013


  • Digital preservation
  • EAD
  • MARC
  • METS
  • Metadata
  • Moving image archives
  • Moving image preservation
  • Preservation reformatting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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