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Deciding what to archive

Kieron Niven, Archaeology Data Service / Digital Antiquity, Guides to Good Practice

As with text documents, spreadsheets and databases largely remain in a single format throughout their creation period. They are also largely self-contained in that they seldom include imported images or other media within the file. Where this does happen, however, it is recommended that embedded content is stored separately in order that these files can follow a separate relevant preservation path.