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Waibel presentation

  1. 1. Where museums, libraries, and archives intersect From Asset Management to Digital Preservation Günter Waibel/Program Officer, RLG
  2. 2. AAM 2006 ++ Günter Waibel/RLG • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Where I’m coming from…  RLG – Non-profit membership organization – “Where museums, libraries and archives intersect” – ~ 160 members internationally >> 26 museums / art galleries  RLG Programs – long-standing commitment to digital preservation – developing community consensus and standards – For past and present projects: • http://www.rlg.org/en/page.php?Page_ID=20897
  3. 3. AAM 2006 ++ Günter Waibel/RLG • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Your asset – your investment  IMLS Report “Status of Technology and Digitization” – issued January 2006, data from 2004 – 28% captured 501-5000 digital images in 1 year – 53% priority to digitize collection items  The investment – the cost • ~ $25 per capture • 5000 digital images = $125,000 investment  The asset – a high-resolution master image • from website thumbnail to billboard – of long-term use
  4. 4. AAM 2006 ++ Günter Waibel/RLG • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Why? Web access core to museums
  5. 5. AAM 2006 ++ Günter Waibel/RLG • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Digital Asset Management Systems  …or DAMS, the solution to all our problems! – getting a grip on the massive amounts of digital assets created – concept and systems come out of commercial sphere – yet highly applicable to museum environment  A simple working definition – Digital Asset Management Systems centrally organize, store and distribute the digital files of an institution so they can be located, retrieved and re-used as needed.  My view today – restricted to managing digital images of collection objects – however: DAMS can manage all digital assets of an institution
  6. 6. AAM 2006 ++ Günter Waibel/RLG • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • DAMS in your institution  Activities a DAMS can support – online access – licensing – marketing (PR) – print publications – exhibition design – managing digitization projects  Digital Images are pervasive to many museum activities!
  7. 7. AAM 2006 ++ Günter Waibel/RLG • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Perception: DAMS = Digital Preservation  ClearStory (DAMS Vendor) survey (40 respondents) [October ‘05] – 47% consider DAM conformance to digital preservation standards “very important” – “a DAM solution can serve as a singular platform for digital image preservation, collections management, marketing communications, and exhibit innovations”  My informal survey (17 respondents) [February ‘06] – 76% define DAMS to include Digital Preservation
  8. 8. AAM 2006 ++ Günter Waibel/RLG • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Trusted Digital Repositories  concept from library / archive community  concise articulation of circumstances enabling long-term preservation of digital assets  fulfills criteria established by RLG-NARA Audit Checklist (2005)  audit or certification possible
  9. 9. AAM 2006 ++ Günter Waibel/RLG • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Trusted Digital Repository vs DAMS, 1 TDR Audit Checklist Digital Asset Management System Technology functions on well-supported operating system tests disaster plans regularly DAM the System Processes ingest verifies completeness / correctness of data documented preservation strategies DAMS functionality Organization mission reflects commitment to preservation Organization running the system Usability definition of user community Content in the system
  10. 10. AAM 2006 ++ Günter Waibel/RLG • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • DAMS and Digital Preservation  Capability of dealing with fundamental digital preservation challenges  Challenge 1: Preserving the bits  DAMS with sophisticated check-summing / back-up  Challenge 2: Preserving the capability to interpret the bits ? DAMS 0101100100100101000001111010100101010010010101001 1101010001110101001110101011010101001001000110100 1000001101011011001000101010101010100010010101010 01…
  11. 11. AAM 2006 ++ Günter Waibel/RLG • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Trusted Digital Repository vs DAMS, 2  Trusted Digital Repositories – defining commitments, policies, and technological strategies enabling long-term digital preservation – emphasis: long-term retention • preserving the asset beyond the lifetime of the current technological environment  Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS) – a technology (software) – emphasis: access and support of re-use • access assets for use over the lifetime of the current technological environment  Take-aways – DAMS does not automatically equal digital preservation – Digital Preservation is not primarily a technological problem
  12. 12. AAM 2006 ++ Günter Waibel/RLG • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Present and future  Mid-term: DAMS for managing digital assets – complement technology with proper commitments and policies – evaluate DAMS installation against Trusted Digital Repository  Long-term: Trusted Digital Repository for preserving digital assets – Either… • DAMS evolve / become part of Trusted Digital Repositories – Or… • DAMS in-house, preservation outsourced • Certification helps you find trusted partners
  13. 13. AAM 2006 ++ Günter Waibel/RLG • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Thank you!  Questions / Comments? – Guenter.Waibel@rlg.org  Narrative summary of this talk – http://hangingtogether.org/?p=104  Reading – RLG (2002). Trusted digital repositories: Attributes and responsibilities. An RLG-OCLC Report. http://www.rlg.org/longterm/repositories.pdf – RLG (2005). An Audit Checklist for the Certification of Trusted Digital Repositories. http://www.rlg.org/en/page.php?Page_ID=20769 – ClearStory (2005). Museum Digital Preservation Initiatives (Survey). http://www.clearstorysystems.com/info/Museum_archiving.asp – IMLS (2006). Status of Technology and Digitization in the Nation’s Museums and Libraries. http://www.imls.gov/publications/TechDig05/Technology%2BDigitization.pdf – Carol Vogel, “3 Out of 4 Visitors To the Met Never Make It To the Front Door,” The New York Times, March 29 2006.

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