Where is that [dang] file? Why we should care that UM maintains our digital future
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Historically, libraries and archives have been situated at the center of knowledge preservation and creation, serving a distinct role to preserve and provide access to the historical record for research and study. Given the many challenges of preserving or providing long-term access to digital content, sustainable preservation of digital content takes technology, resources, and organizational infrastructure to address. This presentation outlines the challenges of preserving digital content, what it takes to preserve digital content, the cost of doing nothing, the current state of digital preservation at the University of Missouri—Kansas City, and a call to action for the University of Missouri system.