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DDQ: a new periodical

forwarded with the author's permission.  Chuck

-----Original Message-----
From: H.M. Gladney
Sent: 4/1/02 2:40 AM
Subject: DDQ: a new periodical

This note announces a periodical called the Digital Document Quarterly

DDQ will address on document qualities that can be confered and managed
automatically or semi-automatically--properties such as integrity,
confidentiality, authenticity, trustworthiness, and so on. These are the
properties that machines, data structures, and algorithms can provide.
DDQ will be mostly silent on qualities that human beings must provide,
such as interesting content and selection into collections.

DDQ 1(1) will be the first of several numbers focusing on digital
preservation--specifically what one can do to make digital documents
durable (i.e., sure to be as meaningful and ulikely to be as ulast for 100
years or longer) and trustworthy (i.e., permitting each eventual user to
judge whether included authenticity and provenance evidence are sufficient
for his/her application).

These topics are both important and (arguably) difficult.  DDQ will be
written so that graduates of liberal arts and social science programs
should be able to understand the issues and the state of the art without
digging into the technical literature.  For readers not satisfied with
what DDQ itself contains, it will also put into context a few writings
that I feel worth whatever effort understanding them might require.

For what DDQ intends, see: http://home.pacbell.net/hgladney/ddqstart.htm
For the first number, see: http://home.pacbell.net/hgladney/ddq_1_1.htm

I hope that some readers react, possibly debating topics that to them seem
controversial or requiring better handling.  I'll try to respond.

Regards, Henry

H.M. Gladney, Ph.D.   (408)867-5454
20044 Glen Brae Drive, Saratoga, CA 95070-5062

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