Towards smart storage for repository preservation services

Hitchcock, Steve, Tarrant, David, Brown, Adrian, O’Steen, Ben, Jefferies, Neil and Carr, Les (2008) Towards smart storage for repository preservation services. In, iPRES 2008: The Fifth International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects, London, UK, 29 - 30 Sep 2008. British Library, London, UK.


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The move to digital is being accompanied by a huge rise in volumes of (born-digital) content and data. As a result the curation lifecycle has to be redrawn. Processes such as selection and evaluation for preservation have to be driven by automation. Manual processes will not scale, and the traditional signifiers and selection criteria in older formats, such as print publication, are changing. The paper will examine at a conceptual and practical level how preservation intelligence can be built into software-based digital preservation tools and services on the Web and across the network ‘cloud’ to create ‘smart’ storage for long-term, continuous data monitoring and management. Some early examples will be presented, focussing on storage management and format risk assessment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: A version of this paper with minor modifications and updates was published in the International Journal of Digital Curation, Vol. 5, No. 1, June 2010 Event Dates: 29-30 September 2008
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Keywords: Digital preservation, digital repositories, institutional repositories, smart storage, open storage, preservation services, storage management, format services,
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 266785
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30 September 2008Published
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2008 11:26
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:13
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