- Resource identification: Place, authorship, date, authenticity, etc.
- Preserving the context: Preserve a resource's content, its presentation, and its context.
What function did the resource serve then, and what is the purpose of archiving the resource now?
- Storage and retrieval: Problems of efficient, persistent, sustainable, and easy access to the archived
- Coping with changes: Dealing with updated content, changing URLs, "the deep Web,"
obsolete technologies, new standards, etc.