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2019 Levels of Digital Preservation

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Description: The NDSA launched the Levels of Preservation guidelines in 2013. In 2018, the NDSA created a group to review and update the 2013 levels. Groups consisted of interested community members and the work done was reviewed by an even larger community. The Levels serve to be a tiered set of recommendations on what organizations could do to build or enhance their digital preservation activities.

License: CC-By Attribution 4.0 International


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  • 2019 LOP Matrix

    This is the Levels of Preservation Matrix with two viewing options as well as translations in French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Turkish.

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  • 2019 LOP Implementation Guide and Working Definitions

    This document provides information on the Levels Matrix. Includes information about the history, changes, and possible uses.

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  • 2019 LOP Assessment Tool

    In addition to updating the LOP Matrix, the LOP Working group developed additional supporting resources to go hand-in-hand with the Matrix. Those res...

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