Sustainability of Digital Formats: Planning for Library of Congress Collections
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NOTE: This content was last reviewed and updated in 2009 and remains here for background information only. Beginning in 2015, the Library of Congress has published its format preferences as the Recommended Formats Statement, updated annually.
This summary of preferences focuses on individual device-independent monographic works that are primarily textual in nature and originated in electronic form rather than on paper. Not included are eBooks or texts in a format intended only for proprietary, dedicated eBook readers; such formats are not likely to rank well when considered against sustainability factors. Also not discussed are the extensive metadata requirements for relating articles and other items in serial publications to each other and to issues and volumes. Text re-formatted from print through scanning and transcription or OCR is acceptable only when the machine-readable full-text source is not available (if, for example, it no longer exists in the custody of a responsible institution).
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• OEBPS_1_2, Open eBook Publication Structure, Version 1.2 (for novels, text-books, scholarly monographs, etc.).
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