preservation service [English]
n. ~ PaaST (Preservation Service) · A group of capabilities that accomplish digital preservation, including bringing preservation targets into and under the control of a preservation environment, ensuring preservation targets are stored in a way that guarantees their integrity and accessibility, implementing changes in preservation targets or in the technology needed to operate on and provide access to them, and providing copies of preservation targets and access to information about them to authorized parties.
- PaaST (1.0) 2017 (†860 p. 12): A Preservation Director could provide some preservation services in house and only contract with a Preservation Service Provider for a limited set of preservation activities. Alternatively, the Preservation Director might rely on Preservation Service Providers for all preservation services, but rely on one provider for basic ongoing services, such as processing of Submissions and storage of Preservation Targets, while awarding other contracts for specialized services, such as format conversion. (†2565)