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Volume: 7 | Article ID: art00032
Reflections on Preserving the State of New Media Art
  DOI :  10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2010.7.1.art00032  Published OnlineJanuary 2010

As part of its work to explore emerging issues associated with characterisation of digital materials, Planets has explored vocabularies and information structures for expressing the properties integral to the value of digital art. Value encompasses those qualities that must be understood and captured in order to ensure that art works' sensory, emotional, mental and spiritual resonance remain. Facets of interactivity, modularity and temporality associated with digital art present some critical questions that the preservation community must increasingly be equipped to answer. Because digital art materials exhibit fundamental multi-dimensionality, validating the successful preservation of creative experience demands the explication of more than just file characteristics. Understanding relationships between objects also implies an understanding of their respective functional qualities. This paper presents a Planets' vocabulary for encapsulating contextual and implicit characteristics of digital art, optimised for preservation planning and validation.

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Andrew McHugh, Leo Konstantelos, Matthew Barr, "Reflections on Preserving the State of New Media Artin Proc. IS&T Archiving 2010,  2010,  pp 170 - 175,

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