Digital Preservation for the Heritage Sector – some golden rules

“If we try we may fail, if we don’t try we will certainly fail”
British Library, Preservation Advisory Service, 2010

The ‘golden rules’ of digital preservation? 

Firstly digital preservation is going to be different from organisation to organisation but that doesn’t mean everyone is marching to the beat of their own drum. Thankfully there are some basic principles which should inform all projects:

Always create a project plan before starting your project. Not only will this clarify and cost what you are going to do it will leave a record of how the processes used for your digital preservation and this could be invaluable for those that may need to migrate your data at a later date. Continue reading