Hoover Signs Digital Storage Agreement with Stanford ITS

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Server room by Torkild Retvedt (Creative Commons BY-SA 2.0)
Server room by Torkild Retvedt (Creative Commons BY-SA 2.0)
Server room by Torkild Retvedt (Creative Commons BY-SA 2.0)

Stanford Information Technology Systems (ITS) is the new storage site for the archives’ eighty-two terabytes of digital historical materials under an agreement signed in April. Those materials cover a wide range of twentieth-century history, including digitized World War II radio broadcasts and film footage, digital copies of Soviet KGB files, and born-digital photographs of US National Guard units deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. With this storage solution in place the library and archives have achieved a key action item in their strategic plan and established a core infrastructure piece for their entire digital program.

Central to the new storage architecture are leased servers at two geographically separate locations, where primary and secondary copies of the digital files will be managed by Stanford ITS. A tape backup will be done locally at Hoover.