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persistent object preservation

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n. ~ A technique to ensure electronic records remain accessible by making them self-describing in a way that is independent of specific hardware and software.

Citations:
(GAO 2002, p. 50) NARA is investigating an advanced form of conversion combined with encapsulation known as persistent object preservation (POP). Under this approach, records are converted by XML tagging and then encapsulated with metadata.