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Long-Term Preservation of Electronic Record Based on Digital Continuity in Smart Cities

Yongjun Ren1,2, Kui Zhu1,2, Yuqiu Gao3, Jinyue Xia4,*, Shi Zhou1,2, Ruiguo Hu1,2, Xiujuan Feng5

1 School of Computer and Software, Engineering Research Center of Digital Forensics, Ministry of Education, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing, 210044, China
2 Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center of Atmospheric Environment and Equipment Technology (CICAEET), Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing, 210044, China
3 Changwang School of Honors, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing, 210044, China
4 International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), USA
5 School of Architectural and Surveying & Mapping Engineering, Jiangxi University of Science and Technology, Gan Zhou, 341000, China

* Corresponding Author: Jinyue Xia. Email: email

Computers, Materials & Continua 2021, 66(3), 3271-3287.


Under the co-promotion of the wave of urbanization and the rise of data science, smart cities have become the new concept and new practice of urban development. Smart cities are the combination of information technology represented by the Internet of Things, cloud computing, mobile networks and big data, and urbanization. How to effectively achieve the long-term preservation of massive, heterogeneous, and multi-source digital electronic records in smart cities is a key issue that must be solved. Digital continuity can ensure the accessibility, integrity and availability of information. The quality management of electronic record, like the quality management of product, will run through every phase of the urban lifecycle. Based on data quality management, this paper constructs digital continuity of smart city electronic records. Furthermore, the work in this paper ensures the authenticity, integrity, availability and timeliness of electronic documents by quality management of electronic record. This paper elaborates on the overall technical architecture of electronic record, as well as the various technical means needed to protect its four characteristics.


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Y. Ren, K. Zhu, Y. Gao, J. Xia, S. Zhou et al., "Long-term preservation of electronic record based on digital continuity in smart cities," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 66, no.3, pp. 3271–3287, 2021.

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