Preserving complex digital objects

For Immediate Release
Tue, 07/15/2014


Rob Christopher

Marketing Coordinator

ALA Publishing

American Library Association


CHICAGO — “Preserving Complex Digital Objects,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, is a groundbreaking edited collection exploring the challenges of preserving complex digital objects such as simulations, visualizations, digital art and video games. Edited by Janet Delve and David Anderson, the book draws on the outputs of the JISC-funded Preservation of Complex Objects (POCOS) symposia, enhanced with specialist pathfinder solutions, covering topics such as the legal and technical challenges of preservation, curation and authority and digital archaeology. Written by international experts from a broad background of library, collecting institutions, information and computer science and digital preservation backgrounds, this collection showcases the state of the art of the discipline and brings together stakeholder perspectives from across the preservation community.

Delve and Anderson lead the Future Proof Computing Group, one of the research clusters in CiTech at Portsmouth University, UK.

Facet Publishing, the commercial publishing and bookselling arm of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, is the leading publisher of books for library and information professionals worldwide. ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide. Contact us at (800) 545-2433 ext. 5052 or