Harvard Library Preservation, Digital Preservation Services
Overview: Digital Preservation Program
The core teaching and research missions of the University are increasingly dependent upon digital content. Digital materials are inherently fragile and dependent for their long-range viability on technologies that change continuously. One of the key challenges of the twenty-first century is how to preserve the usefulness of this digital content for future generations of scholars.
In response to these challenges, Harvard Library established the Digital Preservation Program in June 2008. The program builds on years of digital preservation projects and initiatives conducted at Harvard University.
The centerpiece of the preservation program is Harvard Library's digital preservation repository, the Digital Repository Service (DRS).
- To learn how to become a DRS depositor or for tool support, see the LTS systems support site for the DRS.
- For more in-depth information about DRS policy, accepted formats, content models and preservation practices, see the Digital Preservation wiki.
- If you want help planning a new digital project, please fill out the Digital Project Inquiry Form.
Digital Preservation Services 90 Mt. Auburn St. Email: Andrea Goethals