An ongoing process which plans for plan for the preservation of digital material throughout its lifecycle.
Preservation actions must be planned – and then realised – to ensure that the authoritative nature of digital material is protected for the long term. Such actions include validation, assigning preservation metadata, assigning representation information and ensuring acceptable data structures or file formats. Together, these preservation actions ensure that your digital objects remain authentic, reliable and usable whilst at all times maintaining their integrity.
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