“Preservation Storage” instead of “Archival Storage”

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The suggestion is that Archival Storage is renamed to Preservation Storage. This is a suggestion originally coming from Nancy McGovern (MIT).

In practice, the term Archival Storage can be confusing in two ways:

  • It can sound like storage management in the way that computer science and information technology often understands archiving and storage so mostly involving provisioning storage and not involving the full set of preservation activities that Archival Storage requires.
  • It can sound like a responsibility for archivists to engage rather than a shared responsibility for content curators and IT, and a core digital preservation responsibility.

The challenge in the past has been that many people think of Archival Storage as just a storage platform, where it in fact is much more than this.

This also supports the idea of the OO-IO model where the Archival Storage/Preservation storage is viewed as an Inner OAIS (IO) as explained in the paper “Supporting Analysis and Audit of Collaborative OAIS’s by use of an Outer OAIS – Inner OAIS (OO-IO) Model” by Eld Zierau (Digital Preservation Specialist at Royal Danish Library) and Nancy McGovern (Head, Curation and Preservation Services at MIT Libraries) https://fedora.phaidra.univie.ac.at/fedora/get/o:378066/bdef:Content/get (p. 209) – originally based on the paper “Cross-Institutional Cooperation on a Shared Bit Repository” by Eld Zierau (Digital Preservation Specialist at Royal Danish Library of Denmark) and Ulla Bøgvad Kejser (Preservation Specialist at Royal Danish Library of Denmark) http://bookstore.teriin.org/journal_inside.php?material_id=477&highlight_id=449&ji_id=114&displayLatest=1#449 - and further work was carried out in the international working group the Framework for Applying OAIS to Distributed Digital Preservation (DDP) described in paper "Creating a Framework for Applying OAIS to Distributed Digital Preservation" by Eld Zierau (Digital Preservation Specialist at Royal Danish Library of Denmark) and Matthew Schultz (previously at Educopia) http://purl.pt/24107/1/, presented at iPres 2013.

This name is also given in the suggested corrected version of ANNEX A COMPOSITE FUNCTIONAL VIEW (NORMATIVE) (A-1) http://wiki.dpconline.org/index.php?title=ANNEX_A_COMPOSITE_FUNCTIONAL_VIEW_%28NORMATIVE%29

Inserted by Eld Zierau, The Royal Library of Denmark


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