The Stanford Archival Repository Project: Preserving our digital past

Brian Cooper, Arturo Crespo, Hector Garcia-Molina

Abstract


The Stanford Archival Repository Project aims to build a robust archiving system that can protect
digital objects from failures over very long time spans. Objects are replicated among cooperating digital
archives, so that if any archive fails its objects survive. We have designed an architecture for digital
archives, and developed techniques for efficiently replicating objects to remote sites. We have also built
simulation software that allows an archivist to design the most effective archiving system possible despite
limited resources.

Keywords


archiving system; cooperating digital archives

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CILIP Registered Charity no 313014

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