Support long-term data management
The Digital Archive is a specially designed system in a controlled operating environment dedicated to the ongoing managed storage of digital content. We have designed processes and procedures specifically for the Digital Archive to support the long-term management of data, including:
The system is in a limited-access operations facility monitored 24x7 by system operators, security guards and cameras.
OCLC’s dedicated and certified information security team reviews the processes for applications, systems and procedures.
Copies of the content in the Digital Archive are geographically distributed in separate, secure facilities.
OCLC’s facilities and systems are protected from both minor outages and major disasters.
Monitor your digital content's ongoing health
Ensuring that the files you sent us match what's listed in the shipping manifest.
Checking each file we receive for viruses using industry standard security software.
Each file is scanned and a unique "fixity key" is created. If anything is altered within the file, a subsequent fixity scan will generate a different key so you and we will know if there has been a change.
Verify that the file is in the format indicated by its file extension (e.g., .tif file extension for TIFF format files).
Our automated systems revisit these quality checks periodically so you receive up-to-date reports on the health of your collection. We provide monthly updated information for all of your collections on your personal archive report portal.