Digital Preservation Information Form
A form to make and record collection info based on both content and technical factors
If you have any questions about the form or how it is used at MNHS, contact Sarah Barsness in the State Archives at:
sarah [dot] barsness [at] mnhs [dot] org
Digital Preservation staff at the Minnesota Historical Society have been using this form since 2016 (approximately) as a way to make informed decisions about collections and how they are stored. The form serves as a starting point for a conversation between curators and digital staff that balances content, media, format, institutional obligation to the content; ultimately each collection is assigned a service tier and resources are applied accordingly. It also captures important planning information about restrictions, possible additions, and recovery needs.