What is digital storage?
Digital storage is an integral part of digital preservation, including the preservation of reformatted audiovisual materials.
Identifying options for digital storage
- Activists' Guide to Archiving Video by WITNESS "Storage is not just the device or service you use to hold your videos; it also requires a set of actions or practices to ensure your media stays intact, secure, and accessible. Making copies, checking files, controlling access, and refreshing your devices are simple strategies for keeping your videos safe while in storage."
- Feet on the Ground: A Practical Approach To the Cloud: Nine Things to Consider When Assessing Cloud Storage(PDF) by Seth Anderson, 2014.
Issues to Consider
- NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation "The “Levels of Digital Preservation"are a tiered set of recommendations for how organizations should begin to build or enhance their digital preservation activities. A work in progress by the NDSA, it is intended to be a relatively easy-to-use set of guidelines useful not only for those just beginning to think about preserving their digital assets, but also for institutions planning the next steps in enhancing their existing digital preservation systems and workflows. It allows institutions to assess the level of preservation achieved for specific materials in their custody, or their entire preservation infrastructure. It is not designed to assess the robustness of digital preservation programs as a whole since it does not cover such things as policies, staffing, or organizational support. The guidelines are organized into five functional areas that are at the heart of digital preservation systems: storage and geographic location, file fixity and data integrity, information security, metadata, and file formats."
- Reconsidering the Checksum for Audiovisual Preservation "Within digital preservation environments, the generation and verification of checksums against digital files can aid the confirmation or denial of digital authenticity. "