Database preservation

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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[edit]

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)[1]
  • Repository of Authentic Digital Objects (RODA)[2]
  • Digital Preservation Testbed[3]
  • Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe (LOCKSS)[4]

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