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To implement a viable, shared metadata set for the archived objects In 2003, OCLC has a general purpose repository in place and has developed and introduced two workflows for getting digital content into the repository (a) harvesting Web-based documents for government agencies and others and (b) batch loading of collections of digitally reformatted documents and images. Libraries and other agencies are now engaged in collection management of content that exists on the Web but are ephemeral. Some content is born-digital and exists only in the format available on the Web; others are assets that may have originated in print and were converted to PDF (Portable Document Format) or html, either at the time of print publication or afterward.
In the 1980s, OCLC began adapting distributed computing and microcomputing technologies as its product and service lines expanded to some 60 offerings. The organization also began looking at ways to move beyond bibliography by furnishing information not only to library staffs, but also to library patrons. In the 1990s, OCLC launched a new core business in reference services. (Smith, 1998, pp. 251 –252). Now, in the 21st century, OCLC is introducing tools, services and infrastructure to manage the life cycle of digital content in libraries.
And Montgomery, S. (1998). Digital Preservation Needs & Requirements in RLG Member Institutions, RLG, Mountain View, CA. html. Kenney, A. , and Personius, L. (1992). Joint Study in Digital Preservation, Commission on Preservation and Access, Washington, DC. A Metadata Framework to Support the Preservation of Digital Objects (2002). OCLC, Dublin, OH. pdf. McClung, P. A. (1986). Costs associated with preservation microfilming: results of the Research Libraries Group Study. Library Resources and Technical Services 30, 363–374.
Advances in Librarianship, Volume 27 (Advances in Librarianship) by Frederick Lynden