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41 –53) By the end of the century, however, librarians, even though they surely will not have discarded bibliography and its associated printed materials, will be well out ‘beyond’ bibliography. (Kilgour, 1987, p. 46) To extend the OCLC cooperative, OCLC is developing new products and services and enhancing current offerings in its three main service areas: Cataloging and Metadata services, Cooperative Discovery Services, and Digital Collection and Preservation Services (DCPS). Formalized in November 2001, DCPS is OCLC’s newest division, whose charge is to develop the tools and services to preserve content in the digital era, and thus to extend the OCLC cooperative by meeting the challenges of creating and sustaining access to and preservation of the global knowledgebase’s contents.

0-B-1, Blue Book, January 2002. classic. pdf. Digital Imaging Technology for Preservation: Proceedings from an RLG Symposium Held March 17 and 18, 1994. (1994). The Research Libraries Group, Mountain View, CA. Elkington, N. E. (1992a). Cooperation in preservation microfilming: a consortial perspective. Paper presented at the NAGARA Annual Conference, Washington, DC. Elkington, N. E. ) (1992b). RLG Preservation Microfilming Handbook. Research Libraries Group, Mountain View, CA. Elkington, N. E. (1994).

A significant piece of digital repository infrastructure, the Global Digital Format Registry would provide unambiguous identifier authority control and standardized format descriptions for all digital objects while obviating the necessity for local repositories to create format registries. For operational digital repositories, this information is of great value for planning ongoing preservation activities or doing a bit of digital archaeology, if necessary in the future. This initiative began in January 2003 and will likely continue for several years.

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