Storage is a central component in any preservation solution and requires special functionalities in order to adequately address the needs of a preservation system.
New technological approaches are required to meet storage needs in the ‘digital age’ for long-term digital information retention. A key aspect is to identify whether technologies can not only address cost and scalability needs, but also become a platform for trusted storage, addressing auditability, provenance and data integrity.
APARSEN will identify and compare consortium partners’ needs in terms of digital object preservation and current storage approaches and technical solutions such as Cloud Storage. The use of external storage services will be assessed and compared in terms of their fitness to preserve digital objects