KeepIt Course 3: primer on preservation workflow, formats and characterisation

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This is the opening presentation for module 3 of the 5-module course on digital preservation tools for repository managers, presented by the JISC KeepIt project.This module is a primer on preservation workflow, formats and characterisation, as preparation for the preservation planning tools to be encountered in module 4. For more on this and other presentations in this course look for the tag 'KeepIt course' in the project blog http://blogs.ecs.soton.ac.uk/keepit/

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KeepIt Course 3: primer on preservation workflow, formats and characterisation

  1. 1. Digital Preservation Tools for Repository Managers A practical course in five parts presented by the KeepIt project in association with Module 3, Primer on preservation workflow, formats and characterisation Westminster-Kingsway College, London, 2 March 2010 Twitter hashtag #dprc(digital preservation repository course)
  2. 2. Course structure • Module 1. Organisational issues Scoping, selection, assessment, institutional parameters (19 January) • Module 2. CostsLifecycle costs for managing digital objects, based on the LIFE approach, and institutional costs (5 February) • Module 3. Description Describing content for preservation: provenance, significant properties and preservation metadata (TODAY) • Module 4. Preservation workflow toolsavailable in EPrints for format management, risk assessment and storage, and linked to the Plato planning tool from Planets (17-18 March) • Module 5. Trust (by others) of the repository’s approach to preservation; trust (by the repository) of the tools and services it chooses (30th March)
  3. 3. A slight change in emphasis Primer on preservation workflow, formats and characterisation • Controlling format risk • Identifying significant characteristics • Description: – Provenance – Preservation metadata
  4. 4. A bigger change in emphasis Primer on preservation workflow, formats and characterisation • Controlling format risk • Identifying significant properties • Description: – Provenance – Preservation metadata
  5. 5. Tools today • Significant characteristics, Stephen Grace and Gareth Knight, Kings College London • PREMIS, Open Provenance Model
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