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The DigitalGeorgetown Institutional Repository is a service of the Georgetown University Library that preserves and makes available scholarly research by Georgetown's faculty, staff, and students. The open access repository includes conference papers, images, peer-reviewed scholarly articles, technical reports, theses and dissertations, working papers, and more.
Georgetown University Library has a strong commitment to the preservation of and long-term access to our collections, and we developed DigitalGeorgetown to manage and preserve our digital content. We also recognize that a collaborative approach is essential to meet the challenges involved in digital preservation, and joined the Academic Preservation Trust as a charter member to preserve our digital collections in perpetuity.
Our digital preservation strategy supports the following objectives:
Ensure the continued and persistent access to all digital content within our scope over time
Ensure the authenticity of the preserved digital content
Observe current standards and best practices related to the creation, maintenance and delivery of digital content and metadata established by the digital preservation community
Commit to ongoing training and development of staff in areas related to digital preservation
Collaborate with campus, regional, and nationwide partners to make the best use of our resources
Adjust preservation strategies to incorporate the capabilities offered by new and emerging technologies and standards in a cost effective way