Friday, November 13, 2015

Alternatives for Long-Term Storage Of Digital Information

Alternatives for Long-Term Storage Of  Digital Information. Chris Erickson, Barry Lunt. iPres 2015. November 2015.   Poster  Abstract
     This is the poster and abstract that Dr. Lunt and I created and was presented at iPres 2015. The most fundamental component of digital preservation is storing the digital objects in archival repositories. Preservation Repositories must archive digital objects and associated metadata on an affordable and reliable type of digital storage. There are many storage options available; each institution should evaluate the available storage options in order to determine which options are best for their particular needs. This poster examines three criteria in order to help preservationists determine the best storage option for their institution:
  1. Cost
  2. Longevity
  3. Migration Time frame
Each institution may have different storage policies and environments. Not every situation will be the same. By considering the criteria above (the storage costs, the average lifespan of the media and the migration time frame), institutions can make a more informed choice about their archival digital storage environment. The poster has more recent cost information than what is in the abstract.

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