What is Digital Preservation? Systematic management of digital works over an indefinite period of time Processes and activities that ensure the continued access to works in digital formats Requires ongoing attention--constant input of effort, time, and money. Technological and organizational change are obstacles for preserving beyond a few years.
NDLTD Preservation Strategy with the MetaArchive Cooperative Distributed Digital Preservation Network Programmatically collect ETDs from partners Preserve ETDs among partners servers Low cost to administer and run Standard hardware, open-source software Audits and repairs ETDs as needed from partners servers DDPN is a Dark Archive
ETD Preservation Survey Gauge the digital library communitys interest in an ETD-specific archive 6 academic listservs ARL, ASERL, CGS, DLF NDLTD, ETD 14 multiple-choice and short answer questions Dec. 13, 2007 - April 10, 2008 95 completed surveys
Participate in the ETD preservation survey http://lumiere.lib.vt.edu/surveys/ Select Digital Preservation of ETDs Results are immediately tabulated http://lumiere.lib.vt.edu/surveys/results/
NDLTD Preservation Strategy with the MetaArchive Cooperative (a.k.a. The Plan) The NDLTD and the MetaArchive Cooperative Help higher education institutions provide long- term open access to ETDs Outlines how institutions can achieve this goal by becoming part of the ETD preservation network. Participate in an NDLTD MetaArchive Preservation Network Workshop Join: NDLTD and MetaArchive
The Plan: NDLTD Preservation Hardware Software Access Intellectual Property Organizing ETD Collections Standards Harvest Frequency Institutional Workflow
The Plan: NDLTD Preservation ETD Authors Responsibilities Personnel Training Opportunities Documentation and Reports Retrieving from the ETD Archive Contact MetaArchive Program Manager Katherine Skinner (firstname.lastname@example.org)