- Collection care
- Information and records management
- Digital preservation
- Our role
- Digital preservation FAQs
- Digital repository
- Download DROID: file format identification tool
- File format registry (PRONOM)
- Research and collaboration
- What to keep
- Reform of public bodies
- Public inquiry guidance
- Information principles
Digital preservation policy
1. What should a digital preservation policy include?
A digital preservation policy should join digital preservation to the business outcomes of the organisation.
In particular it should:
- allocate responsibility and ownership of the policy to a senior role within the organisation (i.e. a director or head of service)
- direct what procedures should be followed and reference any internal guidance / other policies to be followed
- align the digital preservation policy with other relevant policies including record management, freedom of information and data protection, information security and the preservation policy for analogue records
- support the digital preservation strategy and over-arching system of governance
Where can I learn more?
- The National Archives' guidance on digital preservation policies
- JISC Digital Preservation Policy Study
See 'Where can I learn more?' in question 1 of 'Understanding'.