Seton Hall University Libraries Digital Preservation Policy
The Seton Hall University Libraries Preservation policy provides a framework for long-term preservation for the Libraries’ digital assets in accordance to SHU Libraries Strategic Plan Core Values: “Preservation: We share with all libraries the responsibility of preserving the cultural and intellectual legacy of human endeavor and knowledge for current and future use, particularly those materials that speak to the University’s Catholic mission and tradition of service” and Digitized Collections Technology Plan for Digital Services, Archives & Special Collections, and Gallery/Museum Collections: A Supplement to Seton Hall University Libraries Strategic Plan FY:2016-2021 objectives 17 and 19).
Priority 1: Born-digital materials, including library and institutional records
Priority 2: Digitized materials (no available analog)
Priority 3: Digitized materials (available analog)
Priority 4: Administrative, scholarly, and other digital resources created at the University outside
of the University Libraries (IR, Digital Humanities)
Priority 5: Commercially available digital resources (owned by SHU Libraries)
(adapted from Digital Preservation Priority levels (source Cornell Digital Preservation Management)
Levels of Preservation Storage
Roles and Responsibilities
Digital preservation is a library-wide initiative. Each department produces and/or acquires different digital content and therefore has different digital preservation needs. Departments are responsible for communicating their digital preservation needs to the Digital Preservation Steering Committee and working with the Committee to ensure the long-term preservation and accessibility of their digital assets.
Selection and Acquisition
The selection and acquisition of items for digital preservation is informed by the Digitized Collections Policy and Preservation Policy.
Access and Use
Access and use will be determined by collection agreements and SHU Libraries policies.
Cornell University Library. (2012, April). Cornell University Library Digital Preservation Policy Framework. Retrieved from https://ecommons.cornell.edu/handle/1813/11230
Ohio State University Libraries. (2013, August). Digital Preservation Policy Framework. Retrieved from https://library.osu.edu/documents/SDIWG/Digital_Preservation_Policy_Framework.pdf
University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries. (2012, May). Digital Preservation Policy Framework. Retrieved from https://www.library.umass.edu/assets/Digital-Strategies-Group/Guidelines-Policies/University-of-Massachusetts-Amherst-Libraries-Digital-Preservation-Policy4-26-2013-templated.pdf
University of South Carolina Libraries. (2010, September). Digital Preservation Policy Framework. Retrieved from https://library.sc.edu/digital/USC_Libraries_Digital_Preserva.pdf