It is necessary to take active measures to protect your digital content from loss that can take the form of changes, obsolescence, inappropriate access, and disasters. One of the first lines of defense is to make multiple copies of your content and store them in different locations. You should also monitor your content for inadvertent or deliberate changes by performing checksum procedures that can detect and alert you to even the smallest changes in the digital objects in your collection. You should make plans and policies for addressing obsolescence of storage media, platforms and formats over time. As you are developing your policies during the Prepare stage, you should be sure to also prepare a policy for disaster preparedness.
Last updated on 08/26/13, 9:18 pm by callee