The New Frontier of Preservation

Yale’s first endowment for digital preservation spotlights a rising need—and Yale Library expertise.

At Yale’s libraries, “born digital” content—which was created in and exists only in digital form— makes up an increasing portion of the collections. But how do you preserve a CD-ROM, a manuscript drafted on an early word processor, a videotaped interview, or a massive data set?

A gift of $100,000 from a 2008 graduate of Yale College, creates the library’s first endowment for digital preservation and will help the library’s Preservation and Conservation Sciences department safeguard such assets for scholars and researchers for years to come.

Learn more about the gift and the library’s efforts at the leading edge of digital preservation.

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