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Authenticity and Provenance in Long Term Digital Preservation: Modeling and Implementation in Preservation Aware Storage

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Executive Summary

A growing amount of digital objects is designated for long term preservation - a time scale during which technologies, formats and communities are very likely to change. Specialized approaches, models and technologies are needed to guarantee the long-term understandability of the preserved data. Maintaining the authenticity (trustworthiness) and provenance (history of creation, ownership, accesses and changes) of the preserved objects for the long term is of great importance, since users must be confident that the objects in the changed environment are authentic.

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