Trilce Navarrete (University of Amsterdam), Preservation of Digital Archives

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Trilce Navarrete (University of Amsterdam), Preservation of Digital Archives

  1. 1. Preserving Digital Archives Strategies for a Living Collection Trilce Navarrete Hernandez Picture Meeting ICN July 9th, 2009
  2. 2. Today: • National Facts / International Facts • Digital archives • Strategies for a Living Collection Picture Meeting ICN 9th July 2009
  3. 3. Preservation issues: Objects: Plastics hold up well for the decade or so during which a consumer uses most products. But that is a problem for museums that collect plastic art (slate.com 1/07/2009) Duane Hanson's 1974 sculpture Drug Addict, observed by a museum guest Picture Meeting ICN 9th July 2009
  4. 4. Preservation issues: Digital archives: Insufficient knowledge Partial representation of collection Limited resources Discontinuous effort Picture Meeting ICN 9th July 2009
  5. 5. Preservation issues: WHY? Secure access to digital archives  to guarantee use of (digital) collections Keeping digital collections alive to ensure preservation Picture Meeting ICN 9th July 2009
  6. 6. Background: Registration is ongoing, 2007 NLD estimates: Registered  there is a record of the object = 83% Automated  the recorded object is in digital format = 57% Digitized  there is a digital image of the object = 37% Documented  the object has context information = 34-54% Online  information about the object can be found online = 31% Picture Meeting ICN 9th July 2009
  7. 7. Background: Preservation is growing, 2007 NLD estimates: Information plan  = 6% Digitization plan  = 8% Sustainability strategy  = 21% Digital activities budget line  = 29% “Investment is about the future. Preservation of valuable assets is a form of investment” BRTF Picture Meeting ICN 9th July 2009
  8. 8. Background: Estimated long term costs, 2008 UK estimates: Acquisition and ingestion  = c. 42% Storage and preservation  = c. 23% Access  = c. 35% Picture Meeting ICN 9th July 2009
  9. 9. Adopting media technology: Picture Meeting ICN 9th July 2009
  10. 10. Adopting media technology: Adapting to media technology requires active preservation remains open for change thrives on sharing community Picture Meeting ICN 9th July 2009
  11. 11. Strategies for a Living Collection: Knowledge: shared  community of experts Selection: strategy  building blocks Resources: ongoing  efficient allocation in entire organization Continuity: content  from past, present and into the future Picture Meeting ICN 9th July 2009
  12. 12. Resources: Picture Meeting ICN 9th July 2009
  13. 13. Thank you … ! T.NavarreteHernandez@uva.nl Picture Meeting ICN 9th July 2009

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