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Migration is

Overview Edit

"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."[5]

Migration has two principle forms:

References Edit

  1. Preserving Digital Information: Report of the Task Force on Archiving of Digital Information, at 6.
  2. ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation, Glossary, App. B, at 227.
  3. ISO 15489:2001.
  4. Study to Identify Measures Necessary for a Successful Transition to a More Electronic Federal Depository Library Program, at 10.
  5. Id.

See also Edit

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