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Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture (PDT&C)

Editor In Chief: Karen F. Gracy

The editors of Preservation, Digital Technology and Culture seek original, scholarly articles that engage theoretical and practical perspectives on preservation, access and use of digital content. We welcome a variety of analytic frameworks and methodologies, including empirical, critical, and case study approaches. We are particularly interested in articles that touch upon the following areas:

  • Big/smart data approaches to preservation;
  • Cultural heritage informatics, including digital archives and libraries, and digital humanities;
  • Community archiving and preservation of digital heritage;
  • Use of digital technologies and cultural collections to empower Indigenous knowledge, decolonisation and identity;
  • Convergence of libraries, archives, and museums through information technologies such as digitization and linked data;
  • Creation, design, evaluation, and use of collections, records, data/metadata, and digital asset management systems for cultural heritage resources;
  • Digital preservation and curation;
  • Sustainability of preservation projects and programs;
  • Environmental impacts of preservation work;
  • Cultural perspectives of human-computer interaction;
  • Personal archiving of digital records and objects;
  • Uses/reuses and users of cultural heritage materials, including creation of exhibits, digital storytelling, and narratives.

We also welcome reports on current digital preservation projects, conferences and symposia, and research in progress, as well as reviews of relevant books and other resources.

Inquiries and abstracts of proposed submissions may be sent to Karen F. Gracy, School of Information, Kent State University, USA (kgracy@kent.edu). Editorial guidelines for manuscript preparation and submissions of manuscripts can be found below.

Your benefits

  • Variety of perspectives on digital contents
  • International outreach of the journal
  • Interdisciplinary methodology

Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture (PDT&C) is an international refereed journal of high scholarly standing which focuses on preserving digital content from a wide variety of perspectives, including technological, social, economic, political, and user. Its scope is global, covering projects and practices from key international players in the field.

The intended audiences for PDT&C are librarians, archivists, museum and other cultural heritage professionals, and educators. The goal of the journal is to provide a timely forum for refereed articles, news, and field notes from around the world.

In addition to the featured refereed articles, there is a section called Currents which contains news and commentary. Further contributions include invited articles, editorials, reviews, and position papers. High quality color illustrations will add to the informative value of the content.

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  • Digital content preservation
  • Culture
  • Information science
  • Library science
  • Preservation and restoration
  • Communication science

Article formats
articles, editorials, reviews, commentaries, and position papers

Information on Submission Process

Journal Metrics

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Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture (PDT&C) was formerly published as Microform & Digitization Review. The journal's backfiles can be found here

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Submission process Please note
  • Contributions submitted to this journal must be written in clear and concise English
  • Before submitting a paper please get familiar with our Publication Ethics Statement as well as Journal Policies
  • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
  • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract
  • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors

We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

Hybrid Open Access

For complete details on hybrid open access publishing at De Gruyter please see: https://www.degruyter.com/page/560

Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter’s OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:

The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
The UK: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1462
Switzerland:  https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463


Karen F. Gracy, Kent State University; USA; kgracy@kent.edu

Book Reviews Editor

Edward Benoit, III, School of Library and Information Science, Louisiana State University; USA; ebenoit@lsu.edu

Editorial Board

Heather Brown, Artlab Australia; Australia; heather.brown@sa.gov.au
Huanwen Cheng, School of Information Management, Sun Yat-sen University; China; cheng@mail.sysu.edu.cn huanwen@mail.sysu.edu.cn
Adrian Cunningham, Archives Consultant; Australia; adriancunningham8@gmail.com
Jeanne Drewes, Cultural Heritage Consultant; USA; jdrewes3@gmail.com
Leisa Gibbons, Curtin University; Australia; leisa.gibbons@curtin.edu.au
Alenka Kavĉiĉ-Colic, National and University Ljubljana; Slovenia; alenka.kavcic@nuk.uni-lj.si
Nancy McGovern, MIT Libraries; USA; nancymcg@mit.edu
Irina Podgorny, National Scientific and Technical Research Council, National University of La Plata and Natural Science Facility and Museum of the National University of La Plata; Argentina; Podgorny@retina.ar
Tonia Sutherland, Department of Information & Computer Sciences, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa; USA; tsuther@hawaii.edu

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