Born Digital Preservation Lab

Stanford University Libraries is acquiring an increasing amount of digital archival material / handheld media. This principally comprises magnetic and optical disks and tapes containing digital files produced both via historical computing platforms on legacy media and technology stacks, as well as via contemporary applications and file formats on modern media. Two Born-digital / Forensics Labs have been built to preserve and provide access to these at risk materials. The labs have the ability to read a wide range of digital media such as floppy discs, CDs/DVDs, hard drives, computer tapes, and most consumer types of flash memory.