Planning - Implementation - Publishing - Discovery & Impact - Preservation

  Migrate to sustainable formats

  • Receive assistance with migrating physical or digital objects to a digital format more appropriate for preservation.
  • Legacy Archival Media Migration Platform (LAMMP): A largely automated process that uses a custom workstation to rescue potentially valuable digital content from rapidly aging digital media formats (e.g. floppy disks, CD-ROM, etc.)
  • File Format Migration: Formats are most likely to be accessible in the future when they are widely used as well as open, meaning the technical specifications of the file format are well documented and open to all. Some recommended open and well-documented formats:
    • text: Adobe PDF (.pdf), Comma-Separated values (.csv), Plain Text (.txt), XML (.xml), Rich text Format (.rtf)
    • image: TIFF (.tif, .tiff), jpeg (.jpg, .jpeg), gif (.gif)
    • audio: AIFF (.aif), Wave (.wav)
    • video: AVI (.avi), mpeg4 High Profile (.mp4)

  Store reliably

  • Receive assistance with ensuring the long-term preservation, reliability and accessibility of digital files, including upload into a repository, format migration, file replication, ongoing authenticity checking and more.
  • Merritt: A UC-wide Institutional Repository dedicated to the preservation, management, and dissemination of digital objects of any format & size (including data files)
  • Archive-ItA subscription web archiving service from the Internet Archive that helps organizations to harvest, build, and preserve collections of web content. All harvested collections are accessible via the Wayback Machine. Managed UC-wide by California Digital Library.
  • UCI Dash: A new, easy-to-use solution for the effective curation of and access to campus research data. It is designed to be a simple self-service curation tool for researchers to archive and share their datasets.
  • Orange County Data Portal (OCDP): Featuring data collected in or pertaining to Orange County, California. All data added to the OCDP will also appear in the main UCI Dash interface. The OCDP is inspired by UCI's Ecological Data Portal which documented data collected in and around Orange County. This content is now incorporated into the OCDP.
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