Building Digital Archives That Last

In practice, development doesn’t stop. Recognise this and deal with it.

“The coolest thing…” The biggest risk is that premature proscription prevents the coolest thing.

Is this a problem? Only if the system is considered as a whole. Decompose system into independent components that are tractable.

– Neil Jefferies, “Persistent IT Architectures: Building Digital Archives That Last” from the Digital Repositories Workshop: Tools and Infrastructure,23 April 2009.