<i>Digital Preservation</i> deals with ensuring that digital data stored today can be read <i>and interpreted</i> tens or hundreds of years from now. At the heart of any solution to the preservation problem lies a storage component. This paper characterizes the requirements for such a component, defines its desirable properties and presents the need for… (More)
The volumes of digital infonnation are growing continuously and most of today's information is "born digital". Alongside this trend, business, scientific, artistic and cultural needs require much of this information to be kept for decades, centuries or longer. The convergence of these two trends implies the need for storage systems that support very long… (More)
As the world becomes digital, we are in ever greater danger of losing business, scientific, artistic, cultural, and personal assets. The threat of such a digital dark age stems from the fact that— unlike physical records that may survive decades, centuries, or even longer without advanced planning—digital records will not survive without planning and… (More)
This document provides the first version of the Preservation DataStores interface.