4.1.1 - The repository shall identify the Content Information and the Information Properties that the repository will preserve.


As stated in the Preservation Strategic Plan, SP is committed to preserving the intellectual content of every object held in the repository. SP has identified three properties which will be prioritized in all preservation activities:

Secondary considerations in preservation include the following properties. While not strictly a part of the intellectual content of the preservation object, these properties are necessary to ensure its preservation and as such must be tracked as well.

SP maintains the content objects in the Provider provided format until there is a need for transformation of these objects to delay or prevent file obsolescence. In the course of these transformations, priority is given to maintaining the information contained in an individual content object, as opposed to preserving its appearance or a specific presentation.


Digital Preservation Policy Librarian

Relevant Documents

  1. Mission Statement
  2. Provider Agreement
  3. Workflow
  4. Preservation Strategic Plan
  5. Preservation Implementation Plan
  6. Preservation Action Plan - Journals