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Improving data curation services within an Institutional Repository
Julie Rudder, Rebekah Kati
UNC Chapel Hill, United States of America
The Carolina Digital Repository has accepted mediated data deposits since 2010. Over the past year we have been rethinking our data curation services. We have asked ourselves, what are the goals of a data curation service? What are most valuable services we can offer with our level of resources? And what features should a self-deposit IR system have to support data?
This presentation will describe the results of an exercise to identify essential data curation activities defined by the Data Curation Network as it pertains to UNC Libraries’ data curation services implementation. We will present our evaluation of services provided by peer institutions and how we worked for administrative buy-in to implement the improved service. We will also highlight our planned use of Hyrax as a basis for our data support within a general Institutional Repository system. We will share our successes, failures, lessons learned, and where we hope to go next.
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Digital Preservation Storage Services: Choose Your Own Adventure
Courtney Mumma, Nicholas Woodward, Kristi Park
Texas Digital Library, United States of America
Since 2015, the Texas Digital Library has enhanced its shared digital preservation infrastructure and services to help its 22 member libraries understand their options in choosing hosted preservation storage repositories. TDL’s digital preservation storage is accessed through the only DuraCloud instance outside of DuraSpace, through which members can store content in any of four options: Chronopolis, Digital Preservation Network (DPN), or Amazon’s S3 or Glacier. TDL encourages choosing cultural-heritage community-based Chronopolis and DPN over Amazon offerings. Ours is the only consortial DPN partnership. We work closely with members to help them understand their digital preservation needs and pair our technology offerings with their local systems and workflows. We use tools like the NDSA Levels of Preservation, internal auditing and inventorying, and an open grid to help better differentiate the storage options from each other. We share our results widely and have committed to the Digital Preservation Declaration of Shared Values. TDL will share our approach to sustainable digital preservation storage services with the OR community, as it makes connections between storage repositories and various other OSS repository systems.
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Open, Sustainable, Collaborative Software Redesign: Lessons Being Learned from LOCKSS
Art Pasquinelli, Nicholas Taylor
Stanford U., United States of America
The LOCKSS Java software is going through a major software update and revision that will effect existing LOCKSS users and also future community innovators. Originally designed and launched in the late 1990’s LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe) is by the library community to help maintain and preserve eBooks and eJournals. The present software rewriting could enhance not only the focus and capabilities of the LOCKSS technology itself, but also the collaborative partnerships, support structure, ‘market’ focus to new users and for new types of content. The goal to revamp the LOCKSS code into web services components will allow new types of relationships and use cases. Many of the new directions for LOCKSS are already in incipient discussion with experienced, long-term member LOCKSS Networks and will evolve as the software is distributed, tested, and gains maturity.