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Beyond the Repository: Exploring Integration Between Local and Distributed Digital Preservation Systems
Evviva Weinraub, Carolyn Caizzi
Northwestern University, United States of America
Northwestern and University of California, San Diego, were awarded an IMLS Grant to explore integration between local repositories and distributed digital preservation systems. This talk will describe findings from a survey and in-depth interviews, highlighting results regarding criteria for curation decisions, versioning practices, common workflows and workarounds, and the use (or not) preservation policies.
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Roadmap for the management of 3 million digital objects in a repository
Saskia van Bergen
Leiden University Libraries, The Netherlands
Facilitating availability & use of digital special collections form important tasks of Leiden University Libraries (UBL). UBL digitizes its own paper heritage, both in-house and externally, and participates in various digitization programs. Attention is also being paid to the acquisition of digital born heritage, such as scientific correspondence. The library has built its own infrastructure for the management of digital heritage, based on Islandora.
In the course of 2018, the digital collection is expected to grow to 3 million objects. Although Islandora is OAIS compliant, merely storing the data in a repository is not sufficient to guarantee future access and reuse. This created the need for a librarian with the primary task of managing this collection. This person initiates improvements in the chain of activities, and translates knowledge about the management of digital collections into policies.
Because this is a new type of role for the library, a roadmap is drawn up and every year an evaluation will be made of what has been achieved. This paper focuses on the several components of the roadmap: policies, workflows, best practices and communication. Together they offer an overview of sustainable management of digital heritage, with a certified repository as the ultimate goal.