Digital Preservation Lab

Get advice and practical strategies on preserving your born-digital content.

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Buhr Building, Third Floor, Room 3205View floorplan

We work to rescue and preserve digital content stored in aging or obsolete formats to ensure long-term use and access, and offer expert consulting and resources to the university community.

As digital preservation experts, we can work with faculty and researchers to:

  • Help develop or improve strategies, policies, and workflows in digital preservation
  • Recommend file formats for long-term access and reuse
  • Discuss short, medium, and long-term storage options
  • Develop strategies for migrating and preserving content on aging or obsolete media such as floppy and optical disks

For more information or to set up a consultation about digital preservation, contact us at

You can also read our overview of why digital objects are so fragile and the strategies available to preserve them.

To learn more about our digital preservation workflows, equipment, and research findings, visit our Digital Preservation Laboratory website.