Can anyone share there own, or direct me to documentation on, network / server best practices for archival data storage? I find plenty of high level admin and planning information on the web but nothing specific in the technical realm. In our organization we are realizing that with more and more of our collections items and information residing on our corporate servers we need to decide whether to continue to have the IT Department manage it, in partnership with the archive, or whether we need to make a case that the archive should implement its own IT function because of our specialized needs. It is those "specialized needs" I am trying to get a handle on.
I realize this might not be an easy question to respond to on list. Any help will be greatly appreciated.