Long-term preservation

“the act of keeping information in a correct and immediately understandable form over the long term. [OAIS French translation]. This is the set of actions necessary to preserve the integrity, authenticity and readability of the information. The “long term” being defined in this same standard as a “period long enough for it to be necessary … Read more

Long-term preservation (archiving)

In the broad sense, the conservation of a document with no time limit. In the sense of public archives, documents which are archived, after the limit of their administrative use, are by definition long term. See also the distinction between long-term preservation and secured backups on the website of the cines: https://www.cines.fr/archivage/un-concept-des-problematiques/le-concept-darchivage-numerique-perenne/