Digital preservation is a group of processes and technology that keep your files and digital data safe, accessible and usable for the future . That is, it maintains its integrity, authenticity, reliability, readability and its functionalities. In order to achieve this, digital preservation processes detect, manage and solve all the factors that put at risk the use of your digital information in the future. Due to the big number of formats and systems and their fast evolution, digital preservation is a complex issue. It involves documental science as well as technology. And contrary to what happened in the past, every person from the creator of the content to its curator have to be involved in the process.
In order to be successful, digital preservation has to take into account the whole information life cycle up to its reutilization.