Threats to Digital Preservation and Possible Solutions

  • David GiarettaEmail author


There are some obvious threats to the preservation of digitally encoded information. One is what one might call “bit rot” i.e. the deterioration in our ability to read the bits in which the information is encoded. While this is fundamental, nevertheless there are an increasing number of ways to overcome this problem, the simplest of which is replication of the bits i.e. making multiple copies.


Digital Object Remote Access Adequate Funding Host Organisation Digital Preservation 
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    PARSE. Insight project

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.STFC and Alliance for Permanent AccessYetminster, DorsetUK

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