SOAR Preferred Formats

File Types

The Kennesaw State University Archives is interested in collecting the following file types:

File Formats

The Scholarly Online Access Repository (SOAR) accepts the following file formats, grouped according to three tiers: Preferred, Acceptable, and Last Resort.

Databases

Preferred

  • MDF
  • ODB
  • DB

Acceptable

  • MDB
  • PDX
  • DBF

Last Resort

  • FP

Images

Preferred

  • TIF
  • JPEG 2000

Acceptable

  • JPG
  • PNG
  • RAW
  • PSD
  • PDD

Last Resort

  • GIF
  • BMP

Presentations

Preferred

  • PPTX
  • ODP

Acceptable

  • PPT
  • KEY
  • KEYNOTE

Last Resort

  • PEZ
  • PPS

Sound Recordings

Preferred

  • WAV
  • BWF
  • AIFF

Acceptable

  • RA
  • RAM
  • SND
  • AU

Last Resort

  • MP3
  • WMA

Spreadsheets

Preferred

  • XLSX
  • CSV
  • TSV
  • TXT

Acceptable

  • XLS
  • ODS
  • NUMBERS
  • SXC
  • STC

Last Resort

  • QPW
  • WB
  • WQ
  • UOS

Text

Preferred

  • PDF/A
  • RTF
  • TXT
  • XML

Acceptable

  • PDF
  • DOCX
  • ODT
  • OTT
  • PAGES

Last Resort

  • DOC
  • WPD
  • UOF
  • UOT
  • SXW
  • STW

Video Recordings

Preferred

  • AVI
  • MXF

Acceptable

  • MPEG
  • MOV
  • ProRes

Last Resort

  • WMV
  • QT
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