5.1.1.1.3 - The repository shall have procedures in place to evaluate when changes are needed to current hardware.

Explanation

SP staff collaborate with personnel from the University of Toronto Libraries' Information Technology Services (ITS) department to evaluate information about hardware performance. Evaluations vary in formality according to the circumstances. The most extensive assessments take place whenever large components, such as the repository's servers or storage array network, require replacement. When necessary, systems administrators at SP and ITS consult vendors for additional information and advice. Staff

Responsibility

Digital Preservation Policy Librarian

Systems Administrator

Potential Risks

Monitoring Commitments

Future Plans

SP has procedures, commitments, and financial resources for regular hardware replacement and media refreshment. See 5.1.1.1.4 for details.

Relevant Documents

  1. Hardware and Software Inventory