- the process of moving data processing capabilities from one platform to another.
- the process of moving code from one platform to another platform that is capable of running the software application.
- "the periodic transfer of digital materials from one hardware/software configuration to another, or from one generation of computer technology to a subsequent generation."
- "the act of placing the contents of a file in a new wrapper, and/or transcoding from one codec to another.
- [the] [a]ct of moving records from one system to another, while maintaining the records authenticity, integrity, reliability and usability.
- both: (1) the periodic refreshing or transfer of Government information products from one medium to another in order to minimize loss of information due to physical deterioration of storage media and (2) the reformatting of information to avoid technological obsolescence due to software or platform dependence.
"The purpose of migration is to preserve the integrity of digital objects and to retain the ability for clients to retrieve, display, and otherwise use them in the face of constantly changing technology. Migration includes refreshing as a means of digital preservation but differs from it in the sense that it is not always possible to make an exact digital copy or replica of a database or other information object as hardware and software change and still maintain the compatibility of the object with the new generation of technology."
Migration has two principle forms:
- ↑ Preserving Digital Information: Report of the Task Force on Archiving of Digital Information, at 6.
- ↑ ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation, Glossary, App. B, at 227.
- ↑ ISO 15489:2001.
- ↑ Study to Identify Measures Necessary for a Successful Transition to a More Electronic Federal Depository Library Program, at 10.
- ↑ Id.