Vol. 11, No. 2, December 2010
Vienna University, Library and archive services, Project Phaidra
RETHINKING HOW TO SHAPE A NEW MATRIX FOR THE PROTECTION AND RETENTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
UDK: 005.923.2:004]:02, 026:004.738.52
Remark: This article has been published in Austria in: Mitteilungen der VÖB (Vereinigung Österreichischer Bibliothekarinnen & Bibliothekare) 63 (2010) Nr. 1/2; “Manifest zur Bildung einer Matrix [code], Sicherung und Verschleiß des Cultural Heritage in Europa
Keywords: Open Access; open university; information storage; dissemination of information; cultural policy
Abstract: Institutional repositories are currently evolving into a single core of digital collections. Necessary for this evolution is the task of charting the principles used in creating a matrix, which can be derived from the rules for the preservation of cultural heritage in order to endure over the course of time. These principles should be derived in such a way that they develop far beyond what the usual technology-dependent advice and methods would. Technologies come and go, but preservation is a task that should be carried out independently of the currently common line of thinking. Technology with know-how in preservation matters is only one aspect. Preservation is a cultural mission, which must guide our actions. The code that we select in the task of preservation, makes our culture bound behavior reproducible.