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Preservation of Word-Processing Documents

Barnes, Ian


Word processing documents are a major problem for digital repositories. As I will explain below, they are not suitable for long-term storage, so they need to be converted into an archival format for preservation. In this report I will address the following questions: • What file formats are suitable for long-term storage of word processed text documents?; and • How can we convert documents into a suitable archival format? I also address the related non-technical question: • How can we get...[Show more]

CollectionsAustralian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories (APSR)
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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