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An Introduction to Preservation of Digital Media

  Introduction   Digital Preservation is the active management and maintenance of digital objects (the files, or groups of files, that contain information in digital form) so they can be accessed and used by future users. It involves planning, resource allocation, and application of preservation methods and technologies, and it combines policies, strategies and actions to ensure access to reformatted and born-digital content, regardless of the challenges of media failure and technological change. The goal of digital preservation is the accurate rendering of authenticated content over time to ensure its authenticity, accessibility and usability. Scope Preserving and archiving digital media covers a wide and varied areas from emails relating to the works of government and businesses, the videos uploaded onto platforms such as Youtube or TikTok, to digital copies of older physical based information such as historic documents or records.  It is possible to distinguish among three distinct