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The world is overflowing with digital data; in fact the digital universe is doubling every two years according to IDC1.
A share of this digital universe has value in the long-term. This is for instance data that is considered part of our cultural heritage, strategic business information or data that must be preserved for legal reasons. In order to ensure long-term survival, these data need to be treated differently than short-lived information.

Curriculum - Digital Preservation Outreach and Education | Digital Preservation - Library of Congress

DPOE Curriculum
The DPOE Baseline Digital Preservation Curriculum consists of 6 easily understandable topics.

* Identify . . . the types of digital content you have.
* Select . . . what portion of your digital content will be preserved.
* Store . . . your selected content for the long term.
* Protect . . . your content from everyday threats and emergency contingencies.
* Manage . . . and implement requirements for long term management.
* Provide . . . access to digital content over time.

Can Persistent Identifiers Be Cool?

The fast growth of scientific and non-scientific digital data, as well as the proliferation of new types of digital content, has led – among many other things – to a lot of innovative work on the concept of the identifier. Digital identifiers have become the key to preserving and accessing content, just as physical identifier tags have been the key to accessing paper-based content and other physical entities for millennia.