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How to make preservation into the repository's friend Steve Hitchcock Preserv 2 Project School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), University of Southampton Group Improv, Repository Fringe Edinburgh, 31 July – 1 August 2008
Can we trust national heritage libraries with our physical information artefacts?
Storing digital Today "the best guess is that Google has more than 450,000 servers spread over at least 25 locations around the world".
How do we project digital preservation? Strength, solidity, scale Reassurance, competence, confidence Trust Then see At Libraries, Taking the (Really) Long View insidehighered.com, July 23, 2008 http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2008/07/23/preservation
"Digital Preservation" term considered harmful? in the digital domain, we should be selling the outcomes. … terms that reflect the outcomes are more persuasive. So I would argue that outcome-related phrases like "long term accessibility" or "usability over time" are better than the process-oriented phrase "digital preservation". Chris Rusbridge DCC blog, July 29, 2008 http://digitalcuration.blogspot.com/2008/07/digital-preservation-term- considered.html http://digitalcuration.blogspot.com/2008/07/digital-preservation-term- considered.html
Repositories and preservation What are repositories for? What is the target content? Where is the national heritage interest in IRs? Is it all respositories for themselves? Preservation is the end of the food chain for repositories, and is not yet costed But some now mandated, and growing
Requirements from Oxford researchers for services to help with data management Advice on practical issues related to managing data across their life cycle. Secure and user-friendly solution that allows storage of large volume of data and sharing of these in a controlled fashion way allowing fine grain access control mechanisms. Sustainable infrastructure that allows publication and long-term preservation of research data for those disciplines not currently served by domain specific services Funding that could help address some of the departmental challenges to manage the research data that are being produced. From http://www.ict.ox.ac.uk/odit/projects/digitalrepository/findings.xmlhttp://www.ict.ox.ac.uk/odit/projects/digitalrepository/findings.xml
How do we make preservation the repository's friend? Services Tools Public relations Preservation, or storage, data management, continuous access Repository viewpoint ?