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141 – 147) Electronic publishing will make it possible for libraries to furnish their users with information in ways that Gutenberg technology did not make possible. (Kilgour, 1983, pp. 41 –53) By the end of the century, however, librarians, even though they surely will not have discarded bibliography and its associated printed materials, will be well out ‘beyond’ bibliography. (Kilgour, 1987, p. 46) To extend the OCLC cooperative, OCLC is developing new products and services and enhancing current offerings in its three main service areas: Cataloging and Metadata services, Cooperative Discovery Services, and Digital Collection and Preservation Services (DCPS).
To summarize those findings: 1. Convergences † Based on the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) reference model † Prescribes metadata for preservation † Able to extend the use of the archive to other object types 2. Issues for discussion † Scope: born-digital Web documents—other projects are dealing with converted materials or other formats. † Granularity: determining at what level to the metadata needs to be assigned whether logical object or file, or both. † Interoperability: an open question, but OCLC is using an XML wrapper; communication with other groups is key.
Derivative formats tend to be much smaller than archival formats, and are much better suited for use in an Internet environment. The services of the DPR Centers are designed to meet various needs, from the simplest to the most complex. More than just reformatting services, the Centers provide institutions with long-term preservation strategies. 36 Meg Bellinger et al. Type of collection DPR Center Services Collections in analog formats Preservation services that convert the physical collection to digital images or microfilm.