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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Loss of records occurs when disaster strikes, affecting the loss of corporate memory that can never be recovered. Digital preservation technology comes to the rescue, allowing enormous storage of records and information indefinitely. However, such technology is fragile in nature if not properly managed and handled.
The keeping of digital objects comes together the risky parts and challenges; cost, technological, organizational and legal challenges. These are all ongoing process and not just a one off step. Information agencies; libraries, archival institution, museums, research institutions and public organizations face these challenges and must consider digital collection maintenance as part of organizational strategies and ongoing tasks for longevity and posterity of digital collection.
Digital technology today is used to create, process, share, transfer, store, communicate and use information in business transactions. The quantity of the digital objects transacted; records and document created, born in various formats are enormous and grow exponentially. It affects the amount of works for preservation tasks to be done while relying for real and enduring solutions for digital preservation.