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Term: Production primary file

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Term: Production 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, a production primary file is the equivalent of a production master file.

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