Thursday, March 10, 2005

New Digital Preservation Coalition Report

The British Library were invited to prepare a report on mass archival storage, based on their own practical experience in developing their Digital Object Management system. Jim Linden, Sean Martin, Richard Masters and Roderic Parker authored the document and are all part of the BL's Digital Object Management (DOM) Programme at Boston Spa.

The report includes an overview of general issues related to building a large secure data storage system and includes discussion of what needs to be taken into account before the Total Cost of Ownership can be calculated.

While based on the BL's experience, as the report indicates: Our long-term needs are far from unique.

This document will be enormously valuable to all those who are engaged in, or planning for, secure long-term storage of large volumes of digital materials.

The report can be found here: