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The National Diet Library of Japan (NDL) is pleased to announce that “Ensuring long-term preservation and usability of digital information” has been published on its website. This page describes the needs to ensure long-term preservation and accessibility of digital information, including Internet resources and packaged digital publications such as CDs, DVDs and software.

The main contents are as follows:

  • Summaries of studies conducted by the NDL for ensuring long-term access to digital information.
  • Introduction of the NDL Digital Archiving System.
  • Links to the sources of information on the international standards, guidelines, projects, papers and reports, relating to long-term use and preservation of digital information.
  • “The Long-term accessibility of packaged digital publications (NDL Research Report No.6)” is also available (in English) as a PDF file (518KB). This is a compiled report of FY2003 and FY2004 studies about usability of packaged digital publications.