Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories

5.5 Recommendations for Repositories

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  • Use hash values or checksums (unique digital fingerprints) and preview tools to check the digital condition and authenticity of materials.
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  • Develop policies regarding the retention and disposal of certain types of files and digital media. Make sure decisions are supported by policy.
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Source: http://mcpress.media-commons.org/borndigital/post-acquisition-review-by-the-repository/recommendations-for-repositories/