Tuesday, June 30, 2015

National Archives kicks off 'born-digital' transfer

National Archives kicks off 'born-digital' transfer. Mark Say. UKAuthority. 24 June 2015.
The National Archives is looking at the long term issue of keeping records accessible as the technology in which they are originally created changes.

"To make sure born-digital records can be permanently preserved we’re engaged in what we call parsimonious presentation, in which we’re making sure it can be used by the next trends of technology being developed. We want them to be easily viewed in 10 years’ time, although we cannot plan for 100 years as there’s no way we can know what the technology will look like."

“To ensure records will still be used in the same way we want to see what the technology is going to do in the next 10 years.

“Digital preservation is a major international challenge. Digital technology is changing what it means to be an archive and we are responding to these changes.

“These records demonstrate how we are leading the archive sector in embracing the challenges of storing digital information for future generations. We are ensuring that we are ready to keep the nation’s public records safe and accessible for the future, whatever their format.”

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