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Digital objects are created daily in a variety of formats and consumed in a variety of ways. Since the teaching and research missions of Catholic University are increasingly dependent upon digital content and since many of these digital objects have cultural heritage value, it behooves the institution to preserve these digital objects. The cultural heritage value of a digital object is evaluated to determine whether that object should be preserved for future use by scholars. Digital Preservation is the management and preservation of these digital objects (the files or groups of files that are digital in nature).

You can get started preserving your own digital files by reading this guide* provided by the University of Michigan.

For details, questions, or a consultation, contact Kevin Gunn, Coordinator of Digital Scholarship, 202-319-5504, gunn@cua.edu.

*To view this content, you must install Adobe Acrobat Reader