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Custodial problem   (French Equivalent: Problème de détention)

DefinitionThis concept focuses upon who should be in charge of making something persist over time. There is a tradition of who should take responsibility for preserving and maintaining various types of analog material (film, video, stills, correspondence, manuscripts, printed matter), no such traditions exist yet for digital material. As a result of this, much current material originating in digital form falls through the cracks, and is unlikely to be accessible to future generations.

Based on the definition Besser Howard, Digital Preservation of Moving Image Material?, March 2001
Broader Term ↑Curation (museum-related environment)
Related Terms ↔Conservator (artistic environment)
Custody (Documentation Committee)