Digital heritage is made up of computer-based materials of enduring value that should be kept for future generations. Digital heritage emanates from different communities, industries, sectors and regions. Not all digital materials are of enduring value, but those that are require active preservation approaches if continuity of digital heritage is to be maintained.
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Heritage is explained in UNESCO documents as "our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations." A heritage is something that is, or should be, passed from generation to generation because it is valued.
Resources of human knowledge or expression, whether cultural, educational, scientific and administrative, or embracing technical, legal, medical and other kinds of information, are increasingly created digitally, or converted into digital form from existing analogue resources.
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Digital materials include texts, databases, still and moving images, audio, graphics, software, and web pages, among a wide and growing range of formats. They are frequently ephemeral, and require purposeful production, maintenance and management to be retained.
It is important for managers as well as those designing programmes to know the responsibilities, functions and characteristics of comprehensive and reliable digital preservation programmes. The characteristics of programmes have also been described, in terms of responsibility, viability, sustainability, security, and accountability.
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Preservation programmes have certain responsibilities and functions that have been defined, at least at a conceptual level. Comprehensive programmes must take control of appropriate digital materials and ensure they remain understandable and usable as authentic copies.
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