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Preservation

Digital archive

Principles of Operation

Digital archive

The primary purpose of the digital archive is to store for an indefinite time backup and access copies of the content of the physical audio carriers stored at the Swiss National Sound Archives. The aim therefore is not to replace the traditional physical archive, but rather to provide a supplementary facility.

An archive of this kind is a rather complex and onerous system. It requires the supervision of specialized personnel and the definition, and compliance with, very precise work-flows and security schemes. Among the obvious benefits we can however immediately mention the following:

The Swiss National Sound Archives has been able to implement this facility thanks to its close collaboration with SUN Microsystems (Schweiz) AG.

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