Simon Tanner Director King’s Digital Consultancy Services Email: simon.tanner@kcl.ac.uk
The role of public repositories:  My View… <ul><li>My view:   A place where a community nourishes its memory and its imagi...
It is about time! <ul><li>Digital Preservation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the time to take action is short </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Sustaining Long Term Access <ul><li>Two key concepts to consider in sustaining long term access: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sus...
Planning for Digital Preservation: the issues <ul><li>Digital preservation issues come up  much faster than traditional pr...
What are we preserving and why isn’t it easier? <ul><li>Digital containers  and content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>files, data ...
Is the value in the wine, the glass or the drinking?
Where will it hurt? Top Pain Points in Long-Term Digital Retention’ in Storage Networking Industry Association (2007)  100...
Cost and OAIS Data Management Administration Ingest Access Producer Consumer Preservation planning Management Ingest <ul><...
Lifecycle costs and business models <ul><li>Two key developments from the UK. </li></ul><ul><li>ESPIDA: a model to help ma...
Balancing costs, benefits and mission Balanced Scorecard  approach
eSPIDA approach
<ul><li>This Unfunded Mandate has a big impact on museums and creators alike </li></ul>
MetaArchive:  www.metaarchive.org <ul><li>Katherine Skinner and Martin Halbert, &quot;The MetaArchive Cooperative: A Colla...
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    1. 1. Simon Tanner Director King’s Digital Consultancy Services Email: simon.tanner@kcl.ac.uk
    2. 2. The role of public repositories: My View… <ul><li>My view: A place where a community nourishes its memory and its imagination – where it connects with the past and invents its future. </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: To educate, enlighten and entertain - to promote and disseminate and to preserve culture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This may be preserving the record of a way of life or the very roots of a culture, its language, literature, music and traditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nature, politics, and war have always been the mortal enemies of public repositories </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. It is about time! <ul><li>Digital Preservation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the time to take action is short </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>those actions are continuous over time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strategic Time Problems: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Perpetuity is a very long time! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time is the scarce resource in our information age </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Sustaining Long Term Access <ul><li>Two key concepts to consider in sustaining long term access: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Preservation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sustainability: A product or process that can be maintained over a long period of time, especially after grant monies disappear, that is beneficial to stakeholders & the host institution. Question: what do we sustain? </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Preservation: The management, maintenance and provision of long –term access to digital content or resources. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Planning for Digital Preservation: the issues <ul><li>Digital preservation issues come up much faster than traditional preservation issues: there is no accidental preservation </li></ul><ul><li>Digital resources need on-going attention </li></ul><ul><li>Building a preservation strategy into your activity from the start is essential to success </li></ul><ul><li>The content of digital resources is only accessible with the aid of intermediary technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Digital resources are complex </li></ul><ul><li>Reliant upon a specific combination of formats, software and hardware to operate correctly </li></ul>
    6. 6. What are we preserving and why isn’t it easier? <ul><li>Digital containers and content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>files, data objects, the bits & bytes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>including technologies: software systems; hardware: websites, access and delivery systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Context: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Behaviour or the contextual meaning derived from the surroundings, circumstances, environment, background or settings which determine, specify, or clarify </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Is the value in the wine, the glass or the drinking?
    8. 8. Where will it hurt? Top Pain Points in Long-Term Digital Retention’ in Storage Networking Industry Association (2007) 100 Year Archive Requirements Survey: www.snia-dmf.org/100year/
    9. 9. Cost and OAIS Data Management Administration Ingest Access Producer Consumer Preservation planning Management Ingest <ul><li>Ingest, Admin & Management: </li></ul><ul><li>Measurable </li></ul><ul><li>Relatively high cost </li></ul><ul><li>Archival Storage: </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to cost </li></ul><ul><li>Relatively low cost </li></ul>Administration Management <ul><li>Preservation Planning: </li></ul><ul><li>Lacks evidence base </li></ul><ul><li>Very variable costs </li></ul>Preservation planning Data Management <ul><li>Access: </li></ul><ul><li>Visible benefit </li></ul><ul><li>Potentially high cost </li></ul>Access Slide developed by Simon Tanner (KDCS) & Maggie Jones (DPC) Archival Storage KJN KJN Archival Storage
    10. 10. Lifecycle costs and business models <ul><li>Two key developments from the UK. </li></ul><ul><li>ESPIDA: a model to help make business cases for intangible assets and activities. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www. gla .ac. uk/espida/index . shtml </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LIFE: a methodology and formula for costing life of e-journals, including preservation. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.life.ac. uk/ </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Balancing costs, benefits and mission Balanced Scorecard approach
    12. 12. eSPIDA approach
    13. 13. <ul><li>This Unfunded Mandate has a big impact on museums and creators alike </li></ul>
    14. 14. MetaArchive: www.metaarchive.org <ul><li>Katherine Skinner and Martin Halbert, &quot;The MetaArchive Cooperative: A Collaborative Approach to Distributed Digital Preservation&quot; Library Trends, Volume 57, Number 3, Winter 2009 http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/library_trends/toc/lib.57.3.html </li></ul>
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