• Dr. P. J. Rosario Vasantha Kumar Librarian, St. Joseph’s Institute of Management, St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Trichy – 620001, Tamil Nadu


E-Resource preservation, Types, Techniques, Tools, Challenges, Advantages and Disadvantages


The Present Century Libraries and Archives play a vital role in organizing, preserving, and providing access to the cultural and historical resources of society. In the relatively stable world of printed, hand-written, and mechanically reproduced information, repositories managed to preserve a rich collection of scholarly communications, documentary evidence, and valuable information for specialized scholars and for the wide-ranging public. The opening of digital technologies into the processes of manufacture, sharing, and storage of information challenges the power of libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions to take out their responsibilities for preservation. The Purpose of preservation is to ensure protection of information of enduring value for access by present and generations. This paper is explain about important of digital preservation, tools and challenges in modern era.


Association of Research Libraries. (2000) ARL Supplementary Statistics, 1998-1999. Compiled and edited by Martha Kyrillidou. Washington, DC ARL, Table 2, pp. 12-15. Available :

Bearman, D. (April 1999) Reality and Chimeras in the Preservation of Electronic Records, D-Lib Magazine, 5:4. Available:

Bennett, J. (1997) A Framework Of Data Types And Formats, And Issues Affecting The Long Term Preservation Of Digital Material, British Library Research and Innovation Centre. Available:

British Library. Digital Library System.

Cedars Project. (2000) Metadata For Digital Preservation The Cedars Project Outline Specification Draft For Public Consultation. Available:

Consultative Committee on Space Data Systems. (May 1999) Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS), Draft Recommendation for Space Data System Standards, Red Book CCSDS 650.0-R-1.Available:

Cooper, B., Crespo, A. and Garcia-Molina, H. (September, 2000) "Implementing a reliable digital object archive." Proceedings of the Fourth European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL). Available:

Cornell University. Project PRISM.

Council on Library and Information Resources, (May 2000). Authenticity in a Digital Environment. Washington, DC CLIR. Available:

Crespo, A, and Garcia-Molina, H. (September, 2000) "Modeling Archival Repositories." (Extended Version). Proceedings of the Fourth European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL). Available:

Dollar, C.M. (1999) Authentic Electronic Records: Strategies for Long-term Access. Chicago: Cohasset Associates.

Feenstra, B. (2000) Standards for the Implementation of a Deposit System for Electronic Publications (DSEP). Den Haag : Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Available:

Gilliland-Swetland, A. J., (February 2000) Enduring Paradigm, New Opportunities: The Value of the Archival Perspective in the Digital Environment, Washington, DC CLIR. Available:

Granger, S. (September 2000) Emulation as a Digital Preservation Strategy. D-Lib Magazine 6:10. Available:

Halem, M., Shaffer F., Palm, N., Salmon, E., Raghavan, S, and. Kempster, L. (1999) Technology Assessment of High Capacity Data Storage Systems: Can We Avoid A Data Survivability Crisis? Greenbelt, MD: Earth and Space Data Computing Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Additional Files



How to Cite

Dr. P. J. Rosario Vasantha Kumar. (2018). PRESERVATIONS OF E-RESOURCES: TOOLS & TECHNIQUES. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 4(4). Retrieved from