Altman, M., Adams, M.,Crabtree, J.,Donakowski, D., Maynard, M., Pienta, A., & Young,C. (2009). Digital preservation 
       through archival collaboration: The data preservation alliance for the social sciences. American Archivist, 72(1), 
       170-184.   Retrieved from: http://archivists.metapress/content/eu7252lhnrp7h188/fulltext.pdf                                                                                                     

       This paper outlines the formation and processes of the Data-PASS (The Data Preservation Alliance for the Social 
       Sciences).  It details the creation and successes of the coalition which is interested in the preservation of digital 
       resources that are created by Social Science studies such as opinion polls,voting records, surveys, etc.; which had 
       been largely neglected by archivists and preservationists. They use their partnership to their advantage and allow 
       partners that are more suited to certain tasks take on those projects. This is a fantastic idea that proves that with proper 
       organization digital preservation is possible within one's own community.

Bradly, K. (2007). Defining digital sustainability. Library Trends, 56(1). Retrieved from Project Muse. Doi: 

       This paper investigates what is meant by digital sustainability and establishes that it encompasses a range of issues 
        and concerns that contribute to the longevity of digital information. A significant and integral part of digital sustainability 
        is digital preservation, which has focused on one technical concern after another as issues and fashions have shifted 
        over the last twenty years. Digital sustainability is demonstrated as providing an appropriate context for digital  
        preservation because it requires consideration of the overall life cycle, technical, and socio-technical issues 
        associated with the creation and management of digital items.

Capell, L. (2010).  Digitization as a preservation method for damaged acetate negatives: A case study.  American 

        Archivist, American Archivist, 73(1), 235-250.  Retrieved from: 

        A very interesting paper about the decisions made by the University of Southern Mississippi when they were seeking 

        the best means by which to preserve some damaged acetate negatives.  They were forced to choose from making 
        standard preservation photos of the negatives or to digitize them.  Although they had some misgivings about the use of 
        digitization they chose to do so despite the risks.  This is a great case study of an institution level digitization program 
        in action.

Chen, S.  (2001).  The paradox of digital preservation.  Computer, 34(3), 24-28. doi:10.1109/2.910890

        An early article about the lack of preparation of digital preservation and the rate obsolescence of modern technology.  
        His main point is what he calls the paradox of digital preservation: On the one hand, we want to maintain digital
        information intact as it was created; on the other, we want to access this information dynamically and with the most 
        advanced tools.  He goes into great detail about the shortcomings of modern preparation for the maintenance of data.

Dorman, R. (2008) The Creation and Destruction of the 1890 Federal Census. American Archivist, 71(2), 350-384. 

        Retrieved from: http://archivists.metapress/content/c6000075v1q5x0004/fulltext.pdf

        This article details the creation and destruction of the 1890 United States Federal Census.  This particular Census 

        was marked by the administration's minimal funding of the project as well as the use of Hollerith electronic tabulating 
        machine, which put off several of the bureaucrats in charge of the project.  Ultimately the census was stored away in a 
        basement where it was damaged by water and then mostly destroyed by a fire in 1921.  This is interesting in a digital 
        preservation standpoint because it was one of the first instances that a "machine" was used to record the information, 
        (in a modern context) and shows how vunerable that information can be if not replicated or cared for.

Dougherty, W. (2010). Can Digital Resources Truly Be Preserved? Journal of Academic Librarianship 36(5),445-8. 

        Retrieved from Wilson Web.  Doi: 10.1016/j.acalib.2010.06.016

        In this article, the author argues that while technology has been considering long term planning there is increasing 

        concern over the strict reliance on technology-based, and therefore purely digital, methods of archiving and preserving 
        information of all types.  He blames what is called "digital decay" which can be several things including neglect of the 
        files, loss of the files, corrupted data, hardware failure or lost metadata.  He suggests that while implementing 
        planning for long-term preservation, the archivist also try to find consistent ways to deal with this digital decay before it 

Dougherty, W. (2009) Preservation of digital assets: One approach.  Journal of Academic Librarianship 35(6),599-602.   

        Retrieved from Wilson Web.  Doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2009.08.008

        The author in this article brings up the technology of "mirroring" as a possibility of digital preservation.  Mirroring is 

        essentially backing up information in several places so that it isn't venerable in one particular location.  He also 
        discusses metaarchive.org and the possibility of "super" repositories that may be able to maintain much of the worlds 
        vital information and many much smaller collections with relative ease.

Gladney, H. (2009). Long-term preservation of digital records: Trustworthy digital objects. American       
       Archivist, 72(2), 401-435.  Retrieved from: http://archivists.metapress/content/g513766100731832/fulltext.pdf

         The author of this piece advocates for the creation of Trustworthy Digital Objects, which are digital objects that are 
         broken down into their simplest format and placed into a repository.  The repository is one that must be and has no 
         outside interference (such as the internet) and one that could easily be upgraded without damaging the objects in the 
         process.  These documents would also include a very simple version of the program needed to read them encoded 
         alongside the original.  A very ambitious idea that could gain momentum if it gets by it's obvious proprietary issues.

Hedstrom, M., Lee, C., Olson, J., Lampe, C.  The old version flickers more: Digital preservation from the 

        user’s perspective.  American Archivist, 69(1), 159-187.  Retrieved from: 
        This is a fascinating article were the authors did a case study with real archivists and their predisposition to 

        technology and how they adapted and moved on from old technologies.  They found that while these     
        professionals wanted to have vital digital objects preserved, they preferred to access them on their current 
        systems.  They propose that when it comes to preservation planning that emulators and migration tools have 
        not been addressed enough in the equation.

Lavoie, B, & Dempsey, L. (2004). Thirteen ways of looking at…digital preservation. D- Lib Magazine
      10(7/8), Retrieved from http://dlib.org/dlib/july04/lavoie/07lavoie.html.

        There are four requirements for digital information environments: Predictability and comprehensiveness, 
        interoperability, transactionability, and preservablity. This article highlights thirteen ways to look at and shift digital 
        preservation issues and challenges of cultural heritage institutions The importance of this article describes the 
        thirteen ways of looking at digital preservations as… an ongoing activity, a set of agreed outcomes, a understood 
        responsibility, a selection process, an economically sustainable activity, a cooperative effort, an innocuous activity, an 
        aggregated or disaggregated service?, a complement to other library services, a well-understood process, an arm’s 
        length transaction, one of many options, and a public good. This articles points out that preserving our digital heritage 
        is more than just a technical process over long periods of time, but it’s also a social and cultural and legal process.

McDonald, R. H., & Walters, T.O. (2007). Sustainability models for digital preservation federations. Paper presented at 
        DigCCurr 2007, Chapel Hill. Retrieved from http://ils.unc.edu/digccurr2007/papers/McDonaldWalters_paper_6-4.pdf

        This article is based on The Library of Congress’s National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation 
        Program (NDIIPP – www.digitalpreservation.gov) has brought together a variety of partners over 2004-2007 to take an 
        in-depth look at various digital preservation technologies and the organizational strategies to implement digital 
        preservation programs. This article presents the sustainability models that have emerged at the international, national, 
        state/regional, and local levels. This article is important because it emphasizes the global collaboration efforts of 
        digital preservation and sustainability.