About the Tutorial

Support for this tutorial comes from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The tutorial was developed by Cornell University Library and is now hosted and maintained by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). No part of this tutorial may be reproduced or transcribed in any form excepting for personal research use without prior written permission of ICPSR acting for Cornell University Library. Requests for reproduction should be directed to Nancy McGovern.

(The Digital Preservation Logo Digital Preservation logo is used with kind permission from the Research Libraries Group.)

Development Team

Content Developed by:
Anne R. Kenney, Associate University Librarian (2002-2006)
Nancy Y. McGovern, Assistant Director, Research Department & Digital Preservation Officer (2002-2022) 
Richard Entlich, Digital Projects Librarian (2002-2006)
William R. Kehoe, Digital Library Programmer/Analyst (2002-2004)
Ellie Buckley, Digital Research Specialist (2002-2006)

Hosted and Maintained at MIT Libraries by:
Nancy Y. McGovern, Director, Digital Preservation 
Kari Smith, Institute Archivist and Program Head, Digital Archives

Hosted and Maintained at ICPSR by:
Nancy Y. McGovern, Digital Preservation Officer  (2007-2012)
Kari R. Smith, DPM workshop Project Manager (2009-2011)
Lance Stuchell, Digital Preservation Projects Coordinator (2009-2011)
Heather Backman, Digital Preservation Assistant (2008-2010)
Heather Backman, Digital Preservation Assistant (2008-2010)
Annelise Doll, Digital Preservation Assistant (2010-2011)
Anne Cox, Digital Preservation Assistant (2011-2012)
Wendi Fornoff and Matthew Richardson, Web Administration (2007-2012)

Original Graphic Design & Web Implementation by:
Carla DeMello, Design Coordinator (2002-2006)
Ellie Buckley, Digital Research Specialist (2002-2006)
Erica Olsen, Digital Research Fellow (2002-2003)

Other Contributors at MIT Libraries:
Liz Francis, Digital Preservation Assistant (2012-2013)
Chris Tanguay, Digital Preservation Assistant (2014)
Michelle John, Digital Preservation Assistant (2015-2016)

Other Contributors at the University of Michigan:
Aprille C. McKay, Digital Preservation Specialist (2008)
Courtney Egan, Digital Preservation Assistant (2007-2008)
Anne Thomason, Digital Preservation Assistant (2007-2008)
Bethany Panozzo, Digital Preservation Assistant (2008)
Samantha Boylan, Digital Preservation Assistant (2008)
Justin Todd, Web Administration (2007-2008)

French Language Version Translation by:
Canadian Heritage Information Network. Translated and adapted into French by Benoît Thouin, certified translator (Canada), TETRACOMM, Inc.

Italian Language Version Translation by:
Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale. Final revision by AIB's Digital Libraries Goup coordinated by Maurizio Messina.
Project Supervision by Marco Rufino and Matteo Paternò
Translated and adapted into Italian by Gabrielle Giraudeau

Development Notes

Last revision November 2014.
All URLs and internal links valid as of November 2014.

August 2014
>> Broken links fixed and obvious updates

August 2012
>> Moved from ICPSR to MIT Libraries

August 2011
>> The Tutorial is now maintained by Global Archivist LLC. >>Minor updates to entire tutorial
>> Moved to Drupal

May 2010
>>Minor revisions to entire tutorial

May 2008
>> Italian version released
>> URLs and internal links updated

December 2007
>> Minor revisions to entire tutorial

April 2006
>> French language version released

April 2005
>> Major revisions to Section 3, 4, 5 (Legal)
>> Timeline updated
>> Resources added

November 2004
>> Section 6 (Special Resources)
>> Minor revisions

Summer 2004
>> Links updated
>> Timeline updated
>> Minor revisions

December 2003
External review
>> Major revisions
>> Tutorial public launch

Summer 2003
Tutorial internal beta launch