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- authentication (p.55 ): Security measure designed to establish the validity of a transmission, message, or originator or a means of verifying an individual’s authority to receive specific categories of information. (†1178)
- digital preservation (p.55): Actions undertaken to ensure the long-term viability and availability of the authoritative nature of digital material. Preservation actions should ensure the material remains authentic, reliable, and usable while its integrity is maintained; such actions include validation, assigning preservation metadata, assigning representation information, and ensuring acceptable data structures and file formats. (†1181)
- integrity (p.55): The condition when data is unchanged from its source and has not been accidently or maliciously modified, altered, or destroyed. (†1179)
- metadata (p.55): Documentation relating to data content, structure, provenance (history), and context (such as experimental parameters and environmental conditions). Standards for metadata provide a basis for widespread community data sharing. (†1180)