Gábor Magyar


The long-term archiving of digital documents is a very challenging task, because of policy, legal, intellectual property rights, metadata, semantic support and other issues. This paper merges technical and sociotechnical approaches. As more research disciplines and societal sectors have come to rely on data-driven models and observational data, the archiving problem is growing, the shortcomings of current technologies have become apparent and the need to preserve historical material has become imperative. The variety and complexity of digital documents as information technology objects brings up a basic question: does it necessary to preserve the variety and complexity of the original objects? Our answer in general is ’no’, essential attributes of a document are preserved when the document is transformed to different platforms. There are many reasons to change the format of a document. We use the categories of physical, logical, and conceptual layers in order to define generic properties that are true of all digital documents. This approach gives an overall framework for general preserving strategy managing technical obsolescence and semantic mutations.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Magyar G. (2007). CHANNELS TO THE FUTURE . In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: Applications in a Real World, (ICEIS 2007) ISBN 978-972-8865-91-7, pages 369-374. DOI: 10.5220/0002416003690374

in Bibtex Style

@conference{applications in a real world07,
author={Gábor Magyar},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: Applications in a Real World, (ICEIS 2007)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: Applications in a Real World, (ICEIS 2007)
SN - 978-972-8865-91-7
AU - Magyar G.
PY - 2007
SP - 369
EP - 374
DO - 10.5220/0002416003690374