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Preserving Digital Records: InterPARES Findings and Developments

  • Sherry L. XieEmail author
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Abstract

The InterPARES (International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems) project has been running consecutively for 12 years with an enduring research interest in the issues and challenges imposed by digital records as to their management and preservation. During the three phases that constitute the 12-year research period, the project developed theoretical and methodological knowledge at its first and second phases and applied the developments to practical settings at its third phase. This chapter presents the findings and products of the third phase and analyzes them in relation to preservation foundation, preservation mechanism, and preservation technological system. The analysis established that the situation of digital records preservation in the participating organizations is challenging due to weak or even lack of preservation foundation. It is believed that the analysis could shed light on future actions that financial regulators and market participants might take to ensure quality maintenance and long-term preservation of financial records.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver Canada

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