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1 Recent developments in digital archiving and preservation Jan Fullerton Director General National Library of Australia

2 A good source of information is: PADI Whats new in digital preservation

3 Issues that inhibit action : Funding to support sustainable programs Access to shareable tools and services Skills development Legal framework Confusion about where to start

4 A good overview of developments: Networking for Digital Preservation: current practice in 15 national libraries by Ingeborg Verheul, 2006

5 International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) Main goals: Encourage and support national libraries to address Internet archiving and preservation; and to Foster the development and use of common tools, techniques and standards that enable the creation of web archives

6 International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) Outputs: Standards WARC (Web ARChive) file format, a standard for storing data harvested during crawls of the Web

7 International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) Outputs: Tools Heritrix DeepArc Xinq NutchWax WERA

8 To help collecting institutions with limited technical support to manage activities associated with collecting web content Web Curator Tool selection description permissions harvesting quality review

9 Web archiving 3 main approaches thematic (on a particular subject or topic selective (representing a number of subject areas and types of resources) whole domain

10 Some recent developments University of Lisbon Tomba Denmark Croatia

11 Internet Archive Archive-It : a subscription service for organisations to do small scale, subject based archiving without having their own management system

12 RLG Web Archiving Program Archive-It is offered to members through its Web Archiving Program

13 Legal deposit

14 Digital preservation National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) Digital Preservation Europe

15 Digital institutional repositories Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories (APSR) project (http://www.apsr.edu.au) Aims to : Increase awareness and understanding of the risk environment in which repositories operate Identify or develop tools and systems to deal with main risks Encourage or mandate widespread practices that will increase the likelihood that both content and responsibility for its management can be sustained Is linking with related projects such as the Global Digital Format Register

16 Certification of digital repositories RLG – National Archives and Record Administration (NARA) Digital Repository and Certification Taskforce set up to develop audit criteria for digital repositories and archives

17 PREMIS Preservation Metadata: Implementation Strategies PREMIS Working Group objectives: Develop a core preservation metadata set with broad applicability across the digital preservation community Identify and evaluate alternative strategies for encoding, storing and managing preservation metadata in digital preservation systems


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