SUNScholar/Digital Preservation/Electronic Archives Preservation Policy/Introduction
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The Preservation Planning entity provides the services and functions for monitoring the environment of the OAIS, providing recommendations and preservation plans to ensure that the information stored in the OAIS remains accessible to, and understandable by, the Designated Community over the Long Term, even if the original computing environment becomes obsolete.
Preservation can be thought of as communication with the future. Information that is understood today is transmitted to an unknown system in the future where it will be interpreted and displayed. The future system may have not only different hardware and software, but also different standards for encoding information.
From: The International Journal of Digital Curation, Issue 1, Volume 3, 2008, Towards a Theory of Digital Preservation, Reagan Moore, Page 8.
"...let us save what remains: not by vaults and locks which fence them from the public eye and use in consigning them to the waste of time, but by such a multiplication of copies, as shall place them beyond the reach of accident." February 18, 1791. From: http://www.clockss.org/clockss/Home
"Let us think the unthinkable, let us do the undoable, let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all." From: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Douglas_Adams
Leonardo da Vinci
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." From: http://www.quotedb.com/quotes/3069