Spines of books about digital preservaton, titles include 'Web Archiving' and 'Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries'.

Our digital preservation publications

Read research papers and presentations related to digital preservation, published by the members of the Preservation Research and Consultancy team at the National Library of New Zealand.

2019

O'Brien, B., Lenfesty, K., Goethals, A., Hoeven. J.V., Knight, S., Rohrbach, T., & Koppelaar, H. 2019. WCT Technical Uplift: A Collaboration between the NLNZ and KBN (pdf, 790KB). Poster presented at the IIPC Conference , Zagreb, Croatia, 6–7 June.


2018

Sajwan, S., Goethals, A & Wu. C. 2018. Preserving the past and present for the future: Digital Preservation Programme at the National Library of New Zealand (pdf, 50MB) Brochure

Goethals, A. & O'Brien, B.. 2018. Web Curator Tool 2.0 (pdf, 110KB)

Goethals, A. & Wu, C. 2018. Preservation Storage Criteria (pdf, 1.1MB), presentation given at the Australasia Preserves event, Aug 29.

Sajwan, S. & Goethals, A. 2018. Results of the 2018 PRC Survey (pdf, 3.5MB)

Sajwan, S. & Goethals, A. 2018. PRC Survey and Roadmap 2018 (pdf, 1MB), presentation given at the ATL team meeting, Aug 24.

McKinney, P., 2018. A Draft Code of Ethics for Digital Preservation (pdf, 745KB) — This code of ethics defines standards for the ethical behaviour of professionals that are involved in digital preservation activities.

Smith. K. 2018. Update on activities of the Rosetta Working Group (pdf, 930KB), presentation given at IGeLU 2018 conference, Prague, Aug 20-23.


2017

Gattuso, J. 2017, Preservation actions: Where we started and, where do we go from here? (pdf, 415KB) SAGE Journals. (This links to a pre-published version of the paper). Available at SAGE Journals


2016

Knight, S., 2016. Digital preservation, provenance and Rosetta (pdf, 170KB), presentation given at the Rosetta Advisory Group meeting, 6-8 June 2016, New York, USA.

Mosely, S., Moran, J., McKinney, P., Gattuso, J., 2016. Conceptualising Optimal Digital Preservation and Effort (pdf, 440KB), conference paper given at iPRES 2016, Bern, Switzerland.

Mosely, S., 2016. Digital preservation and provenance: A discussion paper (pdf, 1.5MB), paper presented at the Rosetta Advisory Group meeting, 6-8 June 2016, New York, 2016.


2015

Moran, J. & Gattuso, J. 2015. Beyond the Binary: Pre-Ingest Preservation of Metadata, (pdf, 560KB), conference paper given at iPRES 2015, Chapel Hill, USA.

Oliver, G. & Knight, K., 2015. Storage is a Strategic Issue: Digital Preservation in the Cloud . D-Lib Magazine, Vol 21 (2), Number 3/4.


2014

Gattuso, J. & McKinney, P., 2014. Converting Wordstar to HTML 4 (pdf, 1.5MB), conference paper given at iPRES 2014, Melbourne 6-10 October 2014.

McKinney, et al. 2014, Reimagining the Format Model: Introducing the Work of the NSLA Digital Preservation Technical Registry (pdf, 2MB). New Review of Information Networking, Vol 19 (2). p 96-123. (This links to a pre-published version of the paper.)

McKinney, et al. 2014, A next generation technical registry: moving practice forward, paper (pdf, 550KB), and presentation given at iPRES 2014, Melbourne 6-10 October 2014.

Rosin, L. & Smith, K., 2014. Then and Now: The Evolution of Digital Preservation and Collecting Requirements Over a Decade (pdf, 70KB) conference paper given at iPRES 2014, Melbourne 6-10 October 2014.

Wu, C., 2014. Storage architecture and challenges at the National Library of New Zealand (pdf, 910KB), presentation given at the Library of Congress Storage Architecture 2014 meeting in Washington DC, Sept 22-23.


2013

McKinney, P., 2013. Preserving webharvests at the National Library of New Zealand (pdf, 2MB), presentation given at the Technological development of web resources and using digital preservation Conference. Beijing, China.

Rosin, L., 2013. Applying theoretical archival principles and policies to actual born digital collections (pdf, 195KB), paper given at the LIBER 42nd Annual Conference. Munich, Germany.

Sajwan, S., 2013. Securing the future: Digital Preservation at the National Library of New Zealand (pdf, 740KB). Brochure

Wu, C., 2013. Adoption of Infrastructure-as-a-Service at the National Library of New Zealand. paper, (pdf, 630KB) and presentation (pdf, 1MB) given at IS&T Archiving 2013.


2012

Gattuso, J., 2012a. Evaluating the historical persistence of DROID asserted PUIDs (pdf, 3.1MB).

Gattuso, J., 2012b. Full results for DROID version 6 ''Max Byte Scan'' tests (pdf, 3.5KB).

Gattuso, J., 2012c. Main results of the DROID verson tests, (pdf, 6MB).

Gattuso, J., 2012d. 'Persistently' Identifying Formats PRONOM, DROID and the NDHA (pdf, 1.5MB), presentation given at Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group. Dublin, Ireland.

Gattuso, J., 2012e. Throughput efficiencies and misidentification risks in DROID (970KB).

Gattuso, J. & McKinney, P., 2012. Proposal for new PREMIS semantic unit: Provenance Note (pdf, 2.5MB) — A proposal and justifications for providing a capacity to capture structured provenance notes in PREMIS. Contains change form for PREMIS Data Dictionary and Schema revisions, Proposed Data Model, Data Model Semantic Unit Map, Provenance Data Model Examples, an Example XML implementation Preconditioning Policy, and an Initial assessment.

Jailani, H. & McKinney, P., 2012. Compliance Conundrums: Implementing PREMIS at two National Libraries (pdf, 130KB), paper given at the Archiving 2012 conference. Copenhagen, Denmark.

Knight, S. (2012). A short story about XML schemas, digital preservation and format libraries. International Journal of Digital Curation. Vol. 7, No. 1, pp 72-80.

Knight, S., 2012a. Digital Preservation and the Role of UNESCO: 10 Years On (pdf, 1.5MB), presentation given at The Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation. Vancouver, Canada.

Knight, S., 2012b. National Library of New Zealand, Digital Preservation and the Role of UNESCO (pdf, 165KB).

Knight, S., 2012c. Digital Preservation: 10 years on (pdf, 1.5MB). Keynote presentation given at iPres 2012 conference Preserving for the future. Toronto, Canada.

McKinney, P., 2012 From Hobbyist to Industrialist. Challenging the DP Community available here (pdf, 190KB)

NDHA Team, 2012. Rosetta demonstration presentation slides (pdf, 2.5MB), presentation given at Future Perfect. Wellington, New Zealand.

Wu, C., 2012. Embedding Digital Preservation across the Organisation: A Case Study of Internal Collaboration in the National Library of New Zealand (pdf, 700KB), paper given at IS&T Archiving. Copenhagen, Denmark.


2011

Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kawanatanga & National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, 2011. Joint Digital Preservation Strategy (pdf, 430KB).

McKinney, P., 2011. Preservation MD at National Library of New Zealand (pdf, 2MB), presentation given at the 8th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects. Singapore.

Wu, C., 2011. Conference Review – ARCHIVING 2011 (pdf, 95KB).


2010

DeVorsey, K. & McKinney, P., 2010. 'Digital Preservation in Capable Hands: taking control of risk assessment at the National Library of New Zealand' (pdf, 480KB). Information Standards Quarterly, 22(2), pp.41–44.

Knight, S., 2010. Developing a digital preservation programme at a national library (pdf, 230KB), INTL-DPIF '10 Proceedings of the 1st International Digital Preservation Interoperability Framework Symposium, Article 2.

McKinney, P., 2010a. Preservation Planning: A Comparison between Two Implementations (pdf, 1.5MB), presentation given at the 7th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects. Vienna, Austria.

McKinney, P., 2010b. You did what to it? The concept of acceptable change in a preservation repository (pdf, 5MB), presentation given at the Future Perfect Conference. Wellington, New Zealand.


2009

DeVorsey, K., McKinney, P. & Wu, C. 2009. Risk and Reward. A method of for measuring format obsolescence in a preservation repository (pdf, 4.5MB), poster presented at the Sixth International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects. San Francisco, USA.

DeVorsey, K. & McKinney, P., 2009a. One Man's Obsoleteness is Another Man's Innovation: A Risk Analysis Methodology for Digital Collections (pdf, 1.5MB), paper presented at IS&T Archiving. pp. 101–106. Washington D.C., USA.

DeVorsey, K. & McKinney, P., 2009b. "What is it and what the hell are we supposed to do with it ?” A happy-go-lucky walk through preservation functionality (pdf, 2.5MB), paper presented at International Perspectives on Digital Preservation. Wellington, New Zealand.

Knight, S., 2009. Early learnings from the National Library of New Zealand's National Digital Heritage Archive project (pdf, 134KB). World Library and Information Congress: 75th IFLA General Conference and Council.

Knight, S., 2009. From OAIS to DPS to NDHA (pdf, 365KB). In Archiving 2009: Preservation Strategies and Imaging Technologies for Cultural Heritage Institutions and Memory Organizations: Final Program and Proceedings: General Chair, William LeFurgy, p. 1-3. Society for Imaging Science and Technology, Springfield, VA.


2008

DeVorsey, K. & McKinney, P., 2008. National Library and Digital Preservation (pdf, 2MB) presentation given at the National Digital Forum 2008, 27-28 Nov 2008, Auckland, New Zealand.

Knight, S., 2008. From theory to practice: Digital preservation at the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Matāuranga o Aoetaroa (doc, 223KB). World Library and Information Congress: 75th IFLA General Conference and Council.


Pre-2008

Knight, S., 2007. Web archiving from your desktop? (pdf, 415KB) InfoRMAA Quarterly, Vol 23 (2), p 40-43.

Knight, S., 2006. Networking for digital preservation: Current practice in 15 national libraries. IFLA Publications; 119. p 155 -166 (pdf, 360KB).

Knight, S., 2005. Preservation metadata: National Library of New Zealand experience (pdf, 270KB). Library Trends, Vol 54 (1). p 91-110.

Knight, S., 2004. Preservation: The urgency? A case study from the National Library of New Zealand. In F. M. Bischoff, H. Hofman, & S. Ross (Eds.), Metadata in preservation: Selected papers from an ERPANET seminar at the Archives School Marburg, 3–5 September 2003 (Veröffentlichungen der Archivschule Marburg, Institute für Archivwissenschaft, Nr. 40) (pp. 39–58). Marburg: Archivschule.

Knight, S., 2003. A brief introduction to digital preservation (pdf, 135KB), paper presented at the Oceans of Opportunity Whakawhitihia te Moana: Annual Conference of the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa.

Knight, S., 2001. Digitisation, Knowledge, and Metadata: The National Library of New Zealand as a Case Study (pdf, 725KB). Auckland University of Technology. Working Papers in Communication Research, Vol 1 (1).

National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, 2003. Metadata Standards Framework – Preservation Metadata (Revised) (pdf, 2MB).

National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, 2003. Metadata Standards Framework – Metadata Implementation Schema (pdf, 1MB).


Legacy documents

Our digital preservation system is based on a series of business requirements and documents developed by the National Library from 2004 to 2006.

NDHA Business Requirements Specification (pdf, 580KB)
NDHA Business Requirements Specification Appendices (pdf, 310KB)
NDHA Functional Requirements Specification (zip, 3MB)

For more background information please refer to the following documents:

Digital Library Development review report (pdf, 2.1MB)
Digital Library Development Recommendations(2003) (pdf, 45KB)
NDHA Programme Fact Sheet July 2008 (pdf, 390KB)
NDHA Factsheet October 2008 (pdf, 125KB)
Sun Microsystems Case Study: Digital Preservation at the National Library of New Zealand (pdf, 295KB)


Media release archive

3 August 2016

Born Digital 2016: National Library of New Zealand celebrates inaugural digital preservation week

Scoop — 'The National Library of New Zealand together with libraries across Australia will celebrate the inaugural digital preservation week, Born Digital 2016, from August 8–12. Born Digital 2016 aims to raise awareness of the importance of preserving digital content for the public good and as a record of New Zealand’s and Australia’s history in digital form.'

29 October 2014

The New Zealand Gazette Moves into the Digital Age

Scoop — 'Michele Clarke, The Gazette’s Chief Publisher and Team Leader said, “The project brought together the National Library’s Digital Preservation and Collection teams to formulate the procedure to seamlessly load published notices into the National Digital Heritage Archive. This fulfils the legislative requirement for Gazette preservation and is an example for the growing demand for preserving information that is digitally generated.”'

18 June 2013

Snap-happy but easy come, easy go

The Dominion Post — 'Natalie Marshall, the Alexander Turnbull Library's photograph curator, thought the National Digital Heritage Archive, launched in 2009, would help to keep New Zealand's digital heritage safe. The archive stores CDs, DVDs and digital materials, including images.'

9 April 2013

National Library ahead of UK in web harvesting
Computerworld

1 October 2012

NZ National Library collects millionth digital Pic
New Zealand Future Five

5 January 2011

New Zealand Develops New Tools, Policies for Digital Preservation
The Library of Congress

4 November 2008

The Ex Libris Digital Preservation System Goes Live at the National Library of New Zealand
Ex Libris