2021.03.02 06:41 "Re: [Tiff] TIFF and multispectral images of historical documents?", by Andreas Romeyke
From the point of view of digital long-term preservation, ZIP and TAR are unsuitable file formats because they compress and are susceptible to bit errors, thus violating the principle of „robustness“. In addition to this principle, "open specification", "free implementation", "self-documentation" and "simplicity" also matter.
TIFF as a base fulfills a number of these principles and may be suitable to serve as a starting point for suitable long-term preservation file format.
With best regards
team member “long-term preservation“
Saxon State- and University Library Dresden (SLUB)
Department 2 (IT), Division 2.3 (infrastructure and digital long-term preservation)
Zellescher Weg 18 | 01069 Dresden
phone: +49 351 4677 763
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