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1 ETD Preservation Workshop Session One: ETDs and Preservation Needs Gail McMillan, Virginia Tech

2 Agenda Review Session #109:30 – 10:00 Introductions ETD Preservation Survey Results NDTLD MetaArchive Preservation Plan Session #2 10:00 – 10:30 Distributed digital preservation network (DDPN) MetaArchive Cooperative Session #3 10:30 – 11:00 NDLTD MetaArchive strategy Basics of DDPN harvesting and ingest

3 Agenda Review Break11:00 – 11:15 Session #411:15 – 11:45 Organizing ETDs for Effective Collection Management MetaArchive Conspectus Database: Metadata Session #511:45 – 12:30 MetaArchive Cooperative Membership Roles and responsibilities Benefits

4 Whos Here? Martin Gail Attendees

5 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.

6 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

7 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, April 10, completed surveys

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9 ETD File Formats 85% PDF 30% JPG 27% WAV 24% GIF 23% HTML, MOV 21% AVI, MP3 MetaArchive Conspectus Database

10 Platforms, Institutional Repositories hosting ETDs 26%DSpace 13% ETD_db 3%Fedora 1%Eprints 29%Locally developed systems 29% Others

11 Structure of ETD Collections 25%Subject-like categories 21% Everything-in-one 21%Year 9%Accessibility 7%Degree 5%Author

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14 If your institution is interested in the ETD Archive, would there be a preference for

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17 Need information Comments about 55%Costs 23%Human resources 18%Hardware 14%Responsi- bilities; technical 12%Access 11%Policies 9%Procedures 20%A welcome opportunity 15%Concerns about functionality

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20 Participate in the ETD preservation survey Select Digital Preservation of ETDs Results are immediately tabulated

21 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

22 The Plan: NDLTD Preservation Hardware Software Access Intellectual Property Organizing ETD Collections Standards Harvest Frequency Institutional Workflow

23 The Plan: NDLTD Preservation ETD Authors Responsibilities Personnel Training Opportunities Documentation and Reports Retrieving from the ETD Archive Contact MetaArchive Program Manager Katherine Skinner


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