Digest: Threats to data integrity from use of large-scale management environments

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Type: 
Digest
Author: 
PrestoCentre
Year: 
2011
Difficulty: 
Not Applicable
Tags: 
File formats, Storage, Risk assessment, Quality control, Capacity
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This is a digest of the technical report "Threats to data integrity from use of large-scale management environments" (PrestoPRIME Deliverable D3.2.1). A digest is a summarized version of a technical report, created by PrestoCentre to aid our users in finding the information they need without having to go through long and detailed technical reports completely.

Maintaining data integrity when using IT infrastructure for the long-term storage of audiovisual files is a major challenge. What evidence is there that mass storage technology isn’t ‘safe’ for digital preservation of audiovisual content, in particular at the scale of Europe’s AV archives?
This digest describes the aspects of data integrity, risk assessment and the trends in capacity, formats and quality control.

This PrestoCentre Digest is based on the original Technical Report written by Matthew Addis. The original Technical Report can be downloaded here.