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Protecting the Long-Term Viability of Digital Composite Objects through Format Migration


Elizabeth Roke

Dorothy Waugh


School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


This poster documents work recently undertaken at Emory University’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) to review policy on disk image file formats used to capture and store digital content in our Fedora repository. Survey of the field and current best practices revealed waning support for the formats previously used and prompted collaborative efforts between Digital Archives staff and software engineers to migrate existing disk images to formats now deemed more suitable for long-term digital preservation.

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Digital preservation; disk imaging; file format migration; PREMIS; digital archives; digital repositories

Conferences, Conference 2015

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o:429627 Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Digital Preservation
o:424738 Openaire v3.0 collection
o:168770 Open Access Collection