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Preserving complex digital objects

Facet Publishing, have announced the release of Preserving Complex Digital Objects.

London, UK  ()

This ground-breaking edited collection explores the challenges of preserving complex digital objects such as simulations, visualizations, digital art and video games. Drawing on the outputs of the JISC-funded Preservation of Complex Objects (POCOS) symposia, enhanced with specialist pathfinder solutions, this book covers topics such as the legal and technical challenges of preservation, curation and authority, and digital archaeology.

Written by international experts from a broad background of library, collecting institutions, information and computer science, and digital preservation backgrounds, Preserving Complex Digital Objects showcases the state of the art of the discipline and brings together stakeholder perspectives from across the preservation community.

The collection is structured around six parts:

Part 1: Why and what to preserve: creativity vs preservation  

Part 2: The memory institution: data archival perspectives 
Part 3: Digital preservation approaches, practices and tools 
Part 4: Case studies 
Part 5: A legal perspective 
Part 6: Pathfinder conclusions.

Academics and students on digital preservation, digital humanities and information management courses, and those working in preservation and collecting for memory institutions will find this a valuable read. It will also be of particular interest to computer scientists, artists, games and emulation communities, archaeologists and digital forensic scientists.

Preserving Complex Digital Objects;June 2014; paperback; 432pp; 978-1-85604-958-0; £59.95; is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: | Web: | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD  The books are available in North America through ALA Editions.

Facet Publishing
Editorial Contact:
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