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Digital Archive™

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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:

Physical security

The system is in a limited-access operations facility monitored 24x7 by system operators, security guards and cameras.

Data security

OCLC’s dedicated and certified information security team reviews the processes for applications, systems and procedures.

Data backups

Copies of the content in the Digital Archive are geographically distributed in separate, secure facilities.

Disaster recovery

OCLC’s facilities and systems are protected from both minor outages and major disasters.

ISO compliant

OCLC takes quality and information security seriously. We are ISO-90001 certified and operate in accordance with ISO-27001.

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Monitor your digital content's ongoing health


OCLC’s systems perform a number of quality checks including:

Manifest verification

Ensuring that the files you sent us match what's listed in the shipping manifest.

Virus check

Checking each file we receive for viruses using industry standard security software.

Fixity check

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.

Format verification

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.


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