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For more information about hardware monitoring and change manangement, please see, and,, and For software, please see, and,,


Digital Preservation Policy Librarian


The primary risks associated with technology monitoring are (1) failure to gather information from a wide variety of reliable sources and (2) failure to monitor sources in a timely manner. SP and ITS staff minimize these risks by regularly gathering information from a large number of trusted sources within and without the repository (see Explanation , above).

There is a risk that systems personnel, who know the Designated Community, system requirements, and system behaviour intimately, will leave the organization at some point. To minimize this risk, SP uses well known hardware and software and delegates critical responsibilities to several people. Please see the Risk Analysis and Management Strategies document for more information about SP's strategies for reducing the impact of personnel departures.