Modeling Archival Repositories for Digital Libraries

  • Arturo Crespo
  • Hector Garcia-Molina
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1923)


This paper studies the archival problem: how a digital library can preserve electronic documents over long periods of time. We analyze how an archival repository can fail and we present different strategies that help solve the problem. We introduce ArchSim, a simulation tool that for evaluating an implementation of an archival repository system and compare options such as different disk reliabilities, error detection and correction algorithms, preventive maintenance, etc. We use ArchSim to analyze a case study of an Archival Repository for technical reports.


Infant Mortality Digital Library Storage Device Preventive Maintenance Failure Detection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arturo Crespo
    • 1
  • Hector Garcia-Molina
    • 1
  1. 1.Stanford UniversityUSA

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