Digital Preservation

Requirements and technical best practices for digital preservation functionality will be listed here.


  1. Articulate Emory levels of preservation (e.g. bit-level; content-level) to inform implementation of Preservation Levels of Commitment policy; identify significant characteristics/what are the preserve-able aspects of various content types 
  2. Identify preferred file formats for preservation of major formats/content types (still images, audio, video, disk images, supplemental/generic files) 
  3. Recommend best practices for digital content creation, encoding, compression for major formats (e.g. Deep Blue best practices) 
  4. Identify key preservation events/actions and outcomes for the repository to perform and record (e.g. PREMIS ingest, validation, migration, deletion, message digest calculation, fixity check, virus check) 
  5. Identify storage requirements (e.g. number of copies, file access scenarios); consult with technology group regarding implementation. 
  6. Evaluate and recommend use and configuration of characterization and validation tools; file format registries 
  7. Review/contribute to preservation and technical metadata specs produced by Metadata Working Group  
  8. Review/contribute to broader Digital Preservation Policy efforts in DCSC 
  9. Identify needs for SIPS and AIPs structures 
  10. Coordinate Emory representation in related Hydra Working Groups/Interest Groups