The final stage in the data life cycle is preservation and archiving. Preservation of data after the completion of the project has several benefits:
Sustainable File Formats for Long-Term Access
Using a sustainable file format will help your data to be preserved and accessed long term. The file format is a key factor in determining one's ability to use your data in the future.
Formats that will likely remain accessible in the future are:
File Renaming Tools
Unique Data Identifiers