Long Term Retention

Welcome to the public page for the Long Term Retention (LTR) Technical Working Group (TWG) of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). This page provides links to information produced by the LTR TWG that is publically available. More details of all of of the TWGs within SNIA are available, and to participate in activities of the LTR TWG please join the SNIA by filling out the membership form if your organization is not a member of SNIA and paying the appropriate dues. If your organization is already a SNIA member, you can request a login to www.snia.org, but please check with your primary contact before joining the LTR TWG (or any other TWG). Once you have your login, click the name of your organization in the top right hand corner of the workspace to find the name of your principal representative. Once the principal representative approves, please go to the LTR TWG page and click the "Add Member" link.

The LTR TWG is addressing the "grand technical challenges" of long term digital information retention & preservation, namely both physical ("bit") and logical preservation. A major component of the TWG's Program of Work is the creation of a logical container format, named the Self-contained Information Retention Format (SIRF), for the long-term storage of digital information.

Public information created by members of the LTR TWG, and/or related to the Program of Work of the LTR TWG, is available as follows:
 
References for Long-Term Retention & Preservation
 Liaison Organizations with LTR TWG

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