About Smith Libraries
The Smith College Libraries promote research and discourse by leading the campus in acquiring, organizing and making scholarly resources accessible. Ensuring longevity and usability of our collections is a primary objective. Preservation activities cover conservation and maintenance of book and print collections as well as digital preservation of born-digital and reformatted content.
Digital preservation is the active management of digital content over time. It combines policies, strategies and actions to ensure access to reformatted and born digital content regardless of the challenges of media failure and technological change. The goal of digital preservation is the accurate rendering of authenticated content. [from American Library Association and Library of Congress]
The College Libraries, in partnership with Information Technology Services, is developing strategies for the long-term management and access of digital materials stewarded by the Libraries and other digital content created by or about Smith College faculty, staff, and students that might require preservation. Individual faculty, students, and staff are responsible for preserving their own personal digital materials.
The Signal: Digital Preservation blog
A hub for the digital preservation community, including interviews with thought leaders, announcements about new tools, and preservation tips for experts and beginners.
Helpful tips from the Library of Congress on archiving your personal photos, music, and videos and more.