Planning for preservation

You’ve put in the hard work to collect your data. Now put in a little extra effort to protect your results and make sure that they receive the full attention they deserve. 

Effective digital curation relies upon sound planning. Through our online resources, advocacy services, community development initiatives and training programme, the DCC can help you to plan – and implement – successful large-scale digital data preservation initiatives.

An ongoing process
Because digital curation and data preservation are ongoing processes, you must plan for preservation throughout the lifecycle of digital material. 

Preservation actions must be planned – and then realised – to ensure that the authoritative nature of digital material is protected for the long term.

Such actions include validation, assigning preservation metadata, assigning representation information and ensuring acceptable data structures or file formats. 

Together, these preservation actions ensure that your digital objects remain authentic, reliable and usable whilst at all times maintaining their integrity.