From Data Management
- Definition 3
- “Digital preservation is the set of processes and activities that ensure continued access to information and all kinds of records, scientific and cultural heritage existing in digital formats, and is an ongoing process for the entire time span the information is wanted. There is an important distinction between “bit preservation”, (i.e., preserving the original files intact and unchanged over time) and “functional preservation”, or preserving the information in the files by means of reformatting, added documentation, or other processes that will enable users to interpret the information in the future. ”
- University Library, University of Minnesota. “What Is Data Management | University of Minnesota Libraries.” What Is Data Management, 2011. https://www.lib.umn.edu/datamanagement/whatdata#digp.