Questions that address the challenges of storing data in digital form such that they remain accessible in the future.

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Distributed Storage for Access and Preservation

My organization wants to maintain multiple copies of data in order to preserve access in the case of localized disasters as well as for the purpose of long term preservation. Are there accepted formal ...
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Is it possible to create a “Time Capsule” using encryption?

I want to create a digital time capsule which will remain unreadable for some period of time and then become readable. I do not want to rely on any outside service to, for instance, keep the key ...
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Requirements for emulation

What are the complete specifications that must be documented in order to ensure the correct execution of a particular program written in Java? For instance, if one were archiving a program for ...
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Monitoring files in preservation archives

What are efficient and accurate techniques for monitoring the recoverability and integrity of files in very large preservation archives? In very large archives, the time taken to recompute checksums ...