The content sources cited above may present content in various types:

  • Textual materials (articles, records: PDF, DOCX, ASCII, HTML, XML)
  • Images (scanned books or photographs, digital photos, digital art: TIFF, JPEG, JPEG2000)
  • Audio/video materials (videos produced on campus, oral histories: MPEG, AVI, MOV, WAV)
  • Numerical data/datasets (research data: XML, XLS, CSV, database formats)

Each requires a different preservation strategy. It is likely that the Library will acquire materials in additional formats that will require other preservation strategies.