Older storage media
Happy World Digital Preservation Day
Keep an eye on Twitter @CU_Archives as we will be revealing facts about our Digital Preservation Program all day. If you are not a Twitter follower, check this page throughout the day as we will add the postings as they appear on Twitter.
DID YOU KNOW?
- RMA is actively collecting digital material. Since the program launched during the summer of 2017 RMA has accepted over 30TB of content from across the university and through private donations.
- RMA has a digital preservation strategy in place? The implementation was started in the Fall of 2018 with the objective of launching the Digital Preservation Lab in 2020.
- RMA is able to recover content off certain older storage media including zip and floppy disks.
- RMA uses hardware write blockers when copying content off external storage media in order to respect the authenticity and trustworthiness of digital records.
- RMA has been using ISO-Open Archival Information System (OAIS) compliant Archivematica as our Digital Preservation System since September 2018 in order to preserve Concordia's digital past.
- RMA is opening a Digital Preservation Lab in 2020 to help extract and preserve at-risk digital content.
- RMA and Concordia's Special Collections are using AccesstoMemory (AtoM) to provide access to their collections. Consult https://concordia.accesstomemory.org/ to browse our fonds.
- Since July 2018, RMA is also archiving web pages. Have a look at our collection of websites: https://archive-it.org/home/Concordia
Digital Preservation Lab sneak peak