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Digital Preservation Programme
It is important for managers as well as those designing programmes to know the responsibilities, functions and characteristics of comprehensive and reliable digital preservation programmes.

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Digital Preservation Programme

It is important for managers as well as those designing programmes to know the responsibilities, functions and characteristics of comprehensive and reliable digital preservation programmes.
Preservation programmes have certain responsibilities and functions that have been defined, at least at a conceptual level. Comprehensive programmes must take control of appropriate digital materials and ensure they remain understandable and usable as authentic copies. This generally involves taking the materials, properly prepared, along with associated documentation or metadata, into an archival digital storage system of some kind, where they can be managed to deal with the threats of data loss and technological change. The characteristics or attributes of programmes that can be relied upon to deliver ongoing digital preservation have also been described, in terms of responsibility, viability, sustainability, technical suitability, security, and accountability.

Preservation programmes that aim to be comprehensive are responsible for:
News (other sources) ENRICH: European Networking Resources and Information concerning Cultural Heritage
ENRICH is a targeted project funded under the eContentPlus programme.
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