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Content in FDsys is preserved to ensure permanent availability in electronic format. As a preservation repository, FDsys follows archival system standards to ensure long-term preservation and access to digital content.

Preservation objectives:

  • Safeguard digital content and relevant metadata
  • Assess the condition and needs of collections of digital information
  • Meaningfully render content despite continually changing technology

Preservation practices:

  • Self-describing packages of content and metadata
  • Submitted files are maintained in a limited-access OAIS compliant preservation repository
  • Weekly system backups of content and metadata
  • COOP instance has near-real-time data synchronization and five minute failover capability with full content availability and system functionality

Preservation strategies:

  • Refreshment
  • Migration
  • Emulation

Read more about GPO's digital preservation practices in "Digital Preservation at the U.S. Government Printing Office: White Paper."

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