SOAR Preservation

The Scholarly Online Access Repository (SOAR) is an open access repository using a locally hosted instance of DSpace. Its purpose is to provide access to electronic files in the collections of the Kennesaw State University Archives, as well as to acquire new digital collections. Files are maintained outside of SOAR on RAID servers with regular magnetic tape back-ups.

The professional staff of the Archives follows best practices for the preservation of digital materials, including refreshing files, migrating to new media and formats as old versions become obsolete, creating multiple copies, and developing and maintaining descriptive, administrative, and technical metadata.