What file formats are best for long term storage?

To ensure your files and documents will continue being readable many years from now, it is best to use some standard formats or even open source ones. While we support 38 different formats today (see related FAQ for details) , we encourage you to read these following articles and decide what is best in your situation, depending if you need a video, audio, word processing or imageā€¦

https://www.ohsu.edu/library/recommended-file-formats-long-term-data-preservation

https://siarchives.si.edu/what-we-do/digital-curation/recommended-preservation-formats-electronic-records

https://archives.ncdcr.gov/media/42/open

https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/research-support/research-data-service/after/data-repository/choosing-file-formats

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