In 2000 Harvard Library began populating the Digital Repository Service (DRS), its digital preservation repository, with digitized text, images and audio. Over the years the Library continued to add preservation support to the DRS for new formats including born digital websites, PDF documents and email. Library collections however continued to grow and diversify to include a wide range of formats not supported by the DRS, including video and a variety of born-digital formats. In 2013 the Library began to bridge that preservation support gap by refining the process of how new formats are supported in the DRS. This paper describes the new process, which is a more consistent workflow and includes external expertise; as well as analysis tools that could be used by other institutions to broaden the range of digital formats that they are able to preserve.
Andrea Goethals, Franziska Frey, David Ackerman, "The Evolving Process to Add Preservation Support for New Formats at Harvard Library" in Proc. IS&T Archiving 2015, 2015, pp 12 - 15, https://doi.org/10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2015.12.1.art00004