Today I’ll describe how MoMA has faced head-on the significant challenges in digital preservation by designing a state-of-the-art digital vault for these collections. In order to distill some rather technical and complex ideas that inform this effort, I’ll break this digital art vault down into three parts: the packager, the warehouse, and the indexer.
The article includes a video of a computer similar to one in use at the MoMA digital storage centers inside the Museum in NYC, a facility in Long Island City, and the film preservation center in Hamlin, Pennsylvania.
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