Digital Archiving Policy
To ensure the preservation, usability, and accessibility content for long term availability, there is a need for management policies and actions, called a Digital preservation policy.
Principle of Digital Archiving
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Access: Digital preservation activities are performed with the primary goal of long-term access to digital collections.
Authenticity: It ensures that data remain unaltered and the original data is preserved.
Challenges to the preservation of digital data
- Technology (at the level of hardware, system software, application software, data and file formats, storage media readers, and drivers)
- Lack of metadata fails to locate information, also the inability to render and read the information, due to the lack of contextual information.
- The media used to store digital records are usually unstable and deteriorate within a few years or decades at most, rendering the digital records inaccessible.
- Incompatible File formats, especially for older software.
- Digital records may be lost in the event of natural calamities such as fire, flood, earthquake, equipment failure, or a virus attack that disables stored data and systems.
- The digital records may be well protected, but so poorly identified and described that potential users cannot find them.
- Discontinuation of the journal due to any reason leads the published research to extinct, digital preservation keeps the research available.