Office of Information Technology

Magnetic Media Data Destruction

Category: Servers & Data


This service involves degaussing (sanitizing) magnetic media, in either tape or hard drive form, to national security standards. A Certificate of Destruction will be provided to customer upon request.

Service Users

This service is available to any University of Alaska department, faculty member, or staff person.


This service is free of charge to customers, but does not include transportation of media.

Get Started

Customers may request this service through the OIT Support Center. When requesting service, note whether (1) media should be returned to user, and (2) if a Certificate of Destruction needs to be included.


Service availability includes evenings and weekends.

Getting Help

Customers may request assistance with this service and report problems to the OIT Support Center.
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