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|Related Guidance Policy||Bitpreservation|
|Definition/ Description|| In the process of ingesting digital objects into the repository in order to perform bit preservation a number of ingest activities will have to be performed to ensure that the digital material will meet the requirements set by the organisation.
For bit preservation there is a minimal set of measures that should be developed. The organisation needs to:
|Why|| To be able to ensure the integrity of the digital material in the repository it is important that the digital material at time of ingest meets the requirements of the organization and that the organization will have knowledge of what kind of materials are actually ingested.
|Risks|| Not performing a minimal set of ingest activities may endanger the integrity of the digital material in the repository. Not knowing the file formats might lead to a risk that certain files will no longer be accessible with contemporary tools or tools that are in use by the Designated Community. It also hinders identifying risks connected to the file formats stored.
|Life cycle stage||Create or Receive, Description & Representation Information|
|| Technology Manager: responsible for ensuring the proper systems for bit preservation
Operational Manager/Information Operator/System Architect/Technology Operator/Solution Provider : responsible for administrating systems and performing bit preservation
|Cross Reference|| Functional preservation
Organisation – Risk management
|Examples|| British Library: “Ingest valid legacy digital content into our long term repository…” Source:
For collection x:
|Questions to foster discussions||