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Presentation for the ALCTS-PARS Digital Conversion Interest Group session at ALA Annual, 2012.

Presentation for the ALCTS-PARS Digital Conversion Interest Group session at ALA Annual, 2012.

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    Starting Small: Practical First Steps in Digital Preservation Starting Small: Practical First Steps in Digital Preservation Presentation Transcript

    • Starting Small: Practical FirstSteps in Digital PreservationALCTS-PARS Digital Conversion Interest Group Session ALA Annual June 23, 2012 Helen K. Bailey
    • Backgroundv  Dartmouth College: small school, big mission Baker-Berry Library, Dartmouth College
    • Increasing e-Resource Collectionsv  35,000 e-journal titlesv  60,000 e-booksv  1800 digital collections and databases
    • e-Resource Preservation?v  “Final Report of the 2CUL LOCKSS Assessment Team” - Cornell University Library & Columbia University Libraryv  http://2cul.org/sites/default/files/ 2CULLOCKSSFinalReport.pdfv  “less than 15% of Cornell e-journal titles as a whole” preserved in either LOCKSS or Portico
    • Growing Digital Archivesv  From the familiar…
    • Growing Digital Archivesv  …to the slightly less familiar…
    • Growing Digital Archivesv  …to the totally bizarre
    • Increasing Digital Collections http://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/digital/collections/index.html
    • But…No Repository
    • What is digitalpreservation anyway? CC Image courtesy of noegranado on Flickr
    • Learning Resourcesv  ICPSR Digital Preservation Management Workshop: http://www.dpworkshop.org/workshops/fiveday.htmlv  Charles W. Bailey, Jr’s Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography: http://digital-scholarship.org/dcpb/dcpb.htmv  Digital Preservation Coalition’s Digital Preservation Handbook: http://www.dpconline.org/advice/ preservationhandbook
    • Step One: Inventory
    • Format Inventory
    • Shared Documentation
    • Step Two: Gather the Bits Bag-It
    • Bag-Itv  https://wiki.ucop.edu/display/Curation/BagItv  http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/tools/#b v  Manifest v  Checksum v  Checksum validation
    • Step Three: Backup CC Image courtesy of William Hook on Flickr
    • Backup Distribution
    • Step Four: Manage
    • Step Four-and-a-Half: The Near Futurev  File Information Tool Set (FITS) v  http://code.google.com/p/fits/ v  Identifies, validates, characterizes file formats and extracts technical metadata using: v  Jhove v  Exiftool  v  National Library of New Zealand Metadata Extractor v  DROID  v  FFIdent v  Windows File Utility
    • FITS Output Example
    • Current System: Prosv  Inexpensivev  Minimal staff timev  Low barrier to entry (esp. technical)
    • Current System: Consv  Not scalablev  “Dark archive”… no clear access planv  Lack of security
    • Step Five: The Future* ?*Actual implementation decisions not yet made. Any resemblance to real or imaginedrepository software is purely coincidental.
    • Other Considerationsv  Awareness and buy-inv  Fundingv  Policy: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/preservation/ docs/dartmouth_digital_preservation_policy.pdfv  Growth
    • Thank You!v  hakbailey@gmail.comv  http://www.slideshare.net/hakbaileyv  http://dartmouthpreservation.blogspot.com