6.1.5 Philosophy of System Sustainability All technology, whether it be the hardware or software, formats or standards, will eventually change as a result of market forces, performance requirements or other needs or expectations. The task of the audio archivist charged with maintaining digital and digitised audio content is to navigate a way through these technological changes such that the content of their collections are maintained for current and future users in a reliable and authentic form in as cost effective way as can be managed.