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This Online edition of Preservation Management of Digital Materials: A Handbook has been developed and maintained the Digital Preservation Coalition. The handbook on which it is based was initially made possible through funding allocated by the Library and Information Commission (subsequently Resource).This has been supplemented by contributions from the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS) and the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) Digital Preservation Focus whose staff made the original proposal and undertook the research, writing and administrative work. The contribution of the Advisory Group, some of whom have spent significant amounts of time in reviewing the handbook, has done much to improve the handbook and to provide overall guidance for the project. The Case Study interviewees at the British Library, University of Hull and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland contributed much time and effort in preparing for, and undertaking, interviews. Some also provided valuable feedback to the handbook to help ensure its practical relevance. Last, but not least, the specialist interviewees and peer review respondents gave generously of their time and provided additional insights based on their expertise and experience. Further practical testing and implementation of the handbook in draft form was also made possible by a grant from the British Library Co-operation and Partnership Programme and the participation of staff from the British Library, Cambridge University and the University of Oxford. The time and effort of all who have participated in the project is gratefully acknowledged.
Neil Beagrie (Project Director), Maggie Jones (Research), Eileen Boyce and Louise Heath (Administration and Secretarial Support), Dan Greenstein (Director AHDS to November 1999).
Sheila Anderson (Essex Data Archive), Kevin Ashley (University of London Computing Centre), Charles Dollar (Charles Dollar & Associates), Nancy Elkington (Research Libraries Group), Helen Forde (Public Record Office) Daniel Greenstein (Digital Library Federation), Alison Horsburgh (National Archives of Scotland), Stuart Lee (University of Oxford),Vanessa Marshall (National Preservation Office), Simon Matty (Re:source), Seamus Ross (HATII University of Glasgow), Chris Rusbridge (JISC later University of Glasgow), Kelly Russell (Cedars University of Leeds), Helen Shenton (British Library).
Case Study Interviewees
British Library: Michael Alexander, Stephen Andrews, John Fletcher, John Hopson, Graham Jefcoate, Crispin Jewitt, Ed King, David Inglis, Dennis Pilling, Geoff Smith, Kate Streatfield, Susan Whitfield.
University of Hull: Glenn Burgess, Penny Grubb, John Chipperfield, Bruce Pears, Bridget Towler. Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Manuscripts of Scotland: Lesley Ferguson, Ian Fraser, Mark Gillick, John Keggie, Diana Murray, Ian Parker.
Chris Batt (Resource); Richard Blake (Public Record Office); Ann Hughes (Joint Information Systems Committee); Derek Law (University of Strathclyde); Philip Lord (Smith Kline Beecham); Cliff Morgan (John Wiley & Sons); Dennis Nicholson (University of Strathclyde).
Other Peer Review Respondents
Helen Baigent (Resource), Christine Dugdale (University of the West of England), Luciana Duranti (University of British Columbia), Anne Gilliland-Swetland (University of California Los Angeles), Susan Hockey (University College London), Alan Howell (State Library of Victoria), Hamish James (History Data Service), Greg Lawrence (University of Cornell), Oya Rieger (University of Cornell), Colin Webb (National Library of Australia), Michael Wettengel (Bundesarchiv).