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SP staff collaborate with personnel from the University of Toronto Libraries' Information Technology Services (ITS) department to assess the long-term viability of the repository's hardware and software. This is an ongoing and comprehensive process that incorporates information obtained from automated monitoring systems, manual quality controls, the repository's Designated Community, the repository's hardware and software vendors, and the enterprise IT community at large. The chief objective is to predict deterioration and obsolescence before they can impair the repository's ingest, data management, archival storage, or dissemination processes. Furthermore, systems administrators monitor hardware and software in order to detect potential points of failure and identify opportunities to reduce costs.

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