Digital Preservation Repository

Image of DRS data storage center
One of two geographically distributed data centers that back up the DRS.


Digital Repository Service (DRS)

The Digital Repository Service (DRS) provides professionally managed services to ensure the usability of stored digital objects over time. The DRS is both a preservation and an access repository. In other words, its obligations include assurances that stored digital content will remain both viable and accessible into the indefinite future despite a constantly changing technological environment. All objects managed in the DRS will receive the highest level of preservation service consistent with the object’s characteristics and the current technical capabilities of the DRS and its staff.

To learn how to become a DRS depositor or for tool support, see the LTS systems support site for the DRS.

For more in-depth information about DRS policy, accepted formats, content models and preservation practices, see the Digital Preservation wiki.