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Description

iMODEL

Source type: 
Open Source
Commercial type: 
Non-Commercial
Type: 
Calculator
Function: 
Preservation platforms/systems
Audiovisual lifecycle: 
Preservation Planning
Version: 
1.0
Version date: 
January 1, 2012
Description: 

iModel can be used to estimate the costs and risks of using IT systems for storing, accessing and processing digital audiovisual assets.  The tool is intended to allow a wide range of questions to be considered when planning, selecting or operating such storage and access systems.

These include:

  • Content storage: how many copies should be made, what technologies should be used, how much will it cost, and what are the long-term risks of losing files?
  • Data storage: how often should it be checked to make sure integrity is intact, and when does this become counter-productive (e.g. act of checking causes more damage than it might repair)?
  • When should media migration take place (e.g. between LTO generations): regularly or at the point of obsolescence?
  • What is the impact of ingest and access on shared resources for storage and data safety: what level of resources is needed to support both?

This tool has been developed under the EU-funded project PrestoPRIME.

Tags: 
Simulation, Storage, Preservation Planning, Cost Model, Long-Term

Sustainability Factors

Development

Author: 
PrestoPRIME. University of Southampton IT Innovation
TRL level: 
N/A
Platform: 
Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
Platform specifics: 
Software dependencies: 
Developing community: 
Private Institution
Futher developments expected: 
No
Further development description: 

Documentation

Available: 
Yes
Documentation text: 
Download source code at: http://prestoprime.it-innovation.soton.ac.uk/imodel/download/
Fee: 
No
Resources: 
Primer on iModel, MServe and Ting: http://prestoprime.it-innovation.soton.ac.uk/
This record was last updated: 
August 3, 2018