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Term: Archival primary file

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Term: Archival primary file


The term master carries with it a problematic social history for many in the cultural heritage, digital preservation and technology communities. In alignment with terminology changes in the wider software, technology and GLAM communities, FADGI states that the term primary is an acceptable substitute for master and the two convey the same intentions and meanings. Therefore, an archival primary file is the equivalent of an archival master file.

See also:
Archival master file; Production master file; Production primary file; Derivative file