HP Labs has introduced a service designed to maintain content integrity for long-lived digital documents, especially for those in repositories.  The paper is titled “A Content Integrity Service for Digital Repositories” and was published by Stuart Haber, Pandurang Kamat, and Kiran Kamineni.  In it they describe how they would use their service to maintain long-term digital documents.  They have even developed a prototype for D-Space.  This issue concerns me greatly as I am working on digitizing my department’s syllabi.  How can you make sure that these documents will last? This service is one answer to a tricky problem.  This article is definitely worth checking out.

The Link:  http://www.hpl.hp.com/techreports/2008/HPL-2008-177.pdf