Preservation of Web Resources An Introduction Kevin Ashley, ULCC
PoWR’s outputs <ul><li>A handbook </li></ul><ul><li>These workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helping...
Effective Decision Making <ul><li>Decisions that are consistent with policy and regulation </li></ul><ul><li>Decisions tha...
Elements of decisions <ul><li>What must/should be kept  ? (MoSCoW) </li></ul><ul><li>What must/should not be kept ? </li><...
Governmental drivers <ul><li>Agency A provides guidance to public on web </li></ul><ul><li>Guidance regularly changes </li...
 
 
Thanks to Martin Dodge’s cyber-geography pages
Implementing decisions <ul><li>Guidance on approaches to preservation (and destruction) </li></ul><ul><li>Merits of harves...
Outline handbook structure <ul><li>Policy and other drivers for action </li></ul><ul><li>Web stuff - how, what, where </li...
What you could have won <ul><li>Managing preserved content (access etc) </li></ul><ul><li>How much and how often ? </li></...
What we want from you <ul><li>Are these your problems ? </li></ul><ul><li>Are these the answers you need ? </li></ul><ul><...
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Introduction to JISC PoWR (Kevin Ashley, ULCC)

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Presentation given at the JISC PoWR workshop 3 (Embedding Web Preservation Strategies Within Your Institution), given in the Flexible Learning Space, centre for Excellence in Enquiry-Based Learning (CEEBL), University of Manchester on Friday 12th September 2008.

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Introduction to JISC PoWR (Kevin Ashley, ULCC)

  1. 1. Preservation of Web Resources An Introduction Kevin Ashley, ULCC
  2. 2. PoWR’s outputs <ul><li>A handbook </li></ul><ul><li>These workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helping effective decision making </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helping you implement your decisions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Early workshop – validating our thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Today - validating our understanding </li></ul>
  3. 3. Effective Decision Making <ul><li>Decisions that are consistent with policy and regulation </li></ul><ul><li>Decisions that are made quickly and cheaply </li></ul><ul><li>Decisions that are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reusable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long-lived </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementable </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Elements of decisions <ul><li>What must/should be kept ? (MoSCoW) </li></ul><ul><li>What must/should not be kept ? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it being kept ? </li></ul><ul><li>Who for ? </li></ul><ul><li>Who will do it ? </li></ul><ul><li>What needs to change to make it happen ? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the consequences of change ? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Governmental drivers <ul><li>Agency A provides guidance to public on web </li></ul><ul><li>Guidance regularly changes </li></ul><ul><li>CMS tells us when changes are made and by who </li></ul><ul><li>But not why, and not what went before </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion: keep content </li></ul>
  6. 8. Thanks to Martin Dodge’s cyber-geography pages
  7. 9. Implementing decisions <ul><li>Guidance on approaches to preservation (and destruction) </li></ul><ul><li>Merits of harvesting tools, capture tools, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Preservation within CMS context </li></ul><ul><li>Getting other people to do it for you </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing when to do nothing </li></ul>
  8. 10. Outline handbook structure <ul><li>Policy and other drivers for action </li></ul><ul><li>Web stuff - how, what, where </li></ul><ul><li>Action - what to do, how to do it </li></ul><ul><li>Legal matters </li></ul><ul><li>Appendices: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Records for webmasters; web mgt for records mgrs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Case studies and use cases </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. What you could have won <ul><li>Managing preserved content (access etc) </li></ul><ul><li>How much and how often ? </li></ul><ul><li>Implications of change </li></ul>
  10. 12. What we want from you <ul><li>Are these your problems ? </li></ul><ul><li>Are these the answers you need ? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the handbook comprehensible ? </li></ul><ul><li>What could improve it ? </li></ul><ul><li>More case study material </li></ul>

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