Global Digital Format Registry

Stephen L. Abrams, David Seaman

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Abstract

Detailed knowledge of digital representation formats is necessary to interpret properly the full information content of otherwise opaque content streams. The Digital Library Federation (DLF) has sponsored preliminary investigations towards establishing a Global Digital Format Registry (GDFR) that will provide persistent, unambiguous bindings between public identifiers for digital formats and the significant syntactic and semantic properties of those formats. These properties are an important component of the representation information necessary for effective digital preservation. The existence of a GDFR should prove to be of great utility to archives, libraries, digital repositories, and other organizations and individuals interested in the long-term viability of digital information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFinal Program and Proceedings of IS and T's 2004 Archiving Conference
Pages83-87
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventFinal Program and Proceedings of IS and T's 2004 Archiving Conference - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Apr 20 2004Apr 23 2004

Publication series

NameFinal Program and Proceedings of IS and T's 2004 Archiving Conference

Conference

ConferenceFinal Program and Proceedings of IS and T's 2004 Archiving Conference
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period4/20/044/23/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Abrams, S. L., & Seaman, D. (2004). Global Digital Format Registry. In Final Program and Proceedings of IS and T's 2004 Archiving Conference (pp. 83-87). (Final Program and Proceedings of IS and T's 2004 Archiving Conference).