2017 Fixity Survey Report: An NDSA Report

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance has released the 2017 Fixity Survey Report: An NDSA Report.

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Fixity checking, or the practice of algorithmically reviewing digital content to insure that it has not changed over time, is a complex but essential aspect in digital preservation management. To date, there have been no broadly established best practices surrounding fixity checking, perhaps largely due to the wide variety of digital preservation systems and solutions employed by cultural heritage organizations. In an attempt to understand the common practices that exist for fixity checking, as well as the challenges institutions face when implementing a fixity check routine, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Fixity Working Group developed and published a survey on fixity practices in fall of 2017. A total of 164 survey responses were recorded, of which 89 completed surveys were used in results analysis.

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Author: Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Charles W. Bailey, Jr.