The museum is working to preserve and digitize its 4,000 videotape collection of analog video art. It has created a digital vault which consists of:
- the packager: analyzes all digital collections materials as they arrive; records the results in an obsolescence-proof text AIP stored with the materials themselves, and generates a checksum.
- the warehouse: a digital storage RAID system maintained by their IT department. This type of disk-based storage becomes "an untenable expense" with very large amounts of data. They project 1.2PB. It would be irresponsibly expensive to continue using hard drive storage, as it was not quite intended for this scale of data.
- the indexer, which is not discussed at present.