The TFAO Free Online Digital Library


Durability and protection of content

It is the intent of Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) to store content within its library as long as TFAO has the means of doing so. A durability goal shared by TFAO's library and other digital knowledge repositories is to have a long-lasting and stable platform that will survive changes in software and hardware utilized by patrons. TFAO has chosen HTML version 2.0, computer servers and the Web as the tools to make this goal possible. Since the data within TFAO is digitized, eventual changes in storage and delivery systems can be readily accomplished. Please also see Acquisition and deselection of content.

TFAO's library stores its contents in several locations. Primary storage is on its own computer equipment and backup media. Protection is provided through mirror copies of its contents on the servers of its hosting service.

Because of the method by which TFAO's information is stored, further protection is provided by caches of its body of information in archives and the server computers of major search engines. TFAO and TFAO's predecessor pages posted since January 15, 1998 are archived via the Internet Archive, which was founded in 1996 to to build an Internet library. (right: Internet Archive Wayback Machine logo courtesy Internet Archive)


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Links to sources of information outside of our web site are provided only as referrals for your further consideration. Please use due diligence in judging the quality of information contained in these and all other Web sites and in employing referenced consultants or vendors. Information from linked sources may be inaccurate or out of date. Traditional Fine Arts Organization, Inc neither recommends or endorses these referenced organizations. Although Traditional Fine Art Organization, Inc. includes links to other web sites, it takes no responsibility for the content or information contained on those other sites, nor exerts any editorial or other control over those other sites. For more information on evaluating web pages see Traditional Fine Arts Organization, Inc.'s General Resources section in Online Resources for Collectors and Students of Art History.

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