Can data generated from the infancy of digital age be ingestible by software today? Will digital content created today be accessible and renderable throughout its lifecycle?
The answer is YES! Digital preservation is nothing new and content organizations have been diligently safeguarding their irreplaceable knowledge and information using various best approaches with different levels of technological solutions. However, the real challenge is: can digital preservation repositories be effectively accessible and interoperable across varieties of systems and devices throughout the lifecycle of their content?
The INCITS/DCMP would cordially invite digital preservation experts to submit a questionnaire-based (see Presenter Guidelines
for details) paper in this roadmap effort, especially those experts that are involved in:
(government, public/private institutes, etc.) handling the preservation operations, strategies, and requirements;
(academia, commercial companies, R&D labs, etc.) providing preservation best practices and solutions;
(ISO/IEC, consortiums, industry associations, government initiatives, etc.) establishing preservation best practices in the areas of metadata (content description), file format (content container), packaging (content deliverer), management (inside/outside file format), protection (inside/outside file format or packaging), etc