Database preservation usually involves converting the information stored in a database to a form likely to be accessible in the long term as technology changes, without losing the initial characteristics (Context, Content, Structure, Appearance and Behaviour) of the data.
Database preservation projects
In the past different research groups have contributed to the solutions of the problems of database preservation. Research projects carried out in the past in this regard include:
- Software independent archival of relational databases (SIARD)
- Repository of Authentic Digital Objects (RODA)
- Digital Preservation Testbed
- Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe (LOCKSS)