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The Significance of Storage in the ‘Cost of Risk’ of Digital Preservation

Addis, Matthew, Wright, Richard and Miller, Ant (2008) The Significance of Storage in the ‘Cost of Risk’ of Digital Preservation At The Fifth International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES 2008), United Kingdom. 29 - 30 Sep 2008.

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Abstract

As storage costs drop, storage is becoming the lowest cost in a digital repository – and the biggest risk. We examine current modelling of costs and risks in digital preservation, concentrating on the Total Cost of Risk when using digital storage systems for preserving audiovisual material. We present a managed approach to preservation, and the vital role of storage and show how planning for long-term preservation of data should consider the risks involved in using digital storage technology. Gaps in information necessary for accurate modeling – and planning – are presented. We call for new functionality to support recovery of files with errors, to eliminate the all-or-nothing approach of current IT systems, reduce the impact of failures of digital storage technology and mitigate against loss of digital data.

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Published date: September 2008
Additional Information: Event Dates: 29-30 September 2008
Venue - Dates: The Fifth International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES 2008), United Kingdom, 2008-09-29 - 2008-09-30
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science, IT Innovation

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Local EPrints ID: 271070
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/271070
PURE UUID: 0e89cbd8-fd38-466a-91ac-a98866da21ae

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Date deposited: 13 May 2010 11:55
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:47

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Author: Matthew Addis
Author: Richard Wright
Author: Ant Miller

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