Digital preservation (Definition)

The processes and operations necessary to ensure the continued access to, and the technical and intellectual survival of, digital records for as long as they need to be kept beyond the limits of media failure or technological change.
This can involve activities such as the ongoing monitoring, migration and storage of records and managing the metadata, which describes the origin and successive treatment of the  which describes the origin and successive treatment of the record.
Source: Adapted from the Council of Australasian Archives and Records Authorities’ Digital Archiving in the 21st century and National Archives of Australia Glossary.


Last Reviewed: 24 January 2018

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