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University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
University of Bath: Case Study
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University of Bath: Case Study

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A case study on Web site prteservation issues given by Alison Wildish and Lizzie Richmond at the JISC PoWR workshop 1 (Preservation of Web Resources: Making a Start), in the Senate House Library, …

A case study on Web site prteservation issues given by Alison Wildish and Lizzie Richmond at the JISC PoWR workshop 1 (Preservation of Web Resources: Making a Start), in the Senate House Library, University of London on 27 June 2008.
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  • 1. Preservation of Web Resources: Making a Start University of Bath : Case Study Lizzie Richmond and Alison Wildish - University of Bath
  • 2. Web Specialist University Archivist, Records Manager and FOI Co-ordinator Lizzie Richmond Head of Web Services Alison Wildish <ul><li>Archivist </li></ul><ul><li>Background in collection cataloguing and archival administration and conservation </li></ul><ul><li>Paper environment </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible to the archives – keep them safe and accessible for the future </li></ul><ul><li>Web specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Background in information technology, web design and development, communication and marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Digital environment </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible to the user – keep things up to date and useful </li></ul>
  • 3. Marieke Guy and Brian Kelly (UKOLN): We’re doing these workshops on Web Preservation and wondered if you’d be willing to give us a case study about the approach from the University of Bath… “ “ ”
  • 4. GULP Alison Wildish and Lizzie Richmond (University of Bath):
  • 5.  
  • 6. Initial thoughts…
  • 7. University Archivist, Records Manager and FOI Co-ordinator Oh no… not this again! Why me? This sounds technical… I’m a paper person I have enough trouble trying to preserve hard copy records without having to worry about the web I can see the value in theory, but in practice it’s too huge I guess it might be a good idea, but no one much cares what I think I am interested though… Now and the past
  • 8. Web Specialist Head of Web Services EEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKK!!! In all honesty it isn’t interesting to me… We struggle to keep the site current – never mind thinking about preserving the old stuff I am future watching… need to know what to bring in not how to keep hold of the past Why is it something I should think about now? I’m not really that interested Now and the future
  • 9. <ul><li>Case Study… </li></ul>The Prospectus
  • 10. Why the prospectus? <ul><li>Practice makes perfect </li></ul><ul><li>Starting small = less daunting </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone has one </li></ul><ul><li>There’s strong demand for digital </li></ul><ul><li>Raises wide web preservation issues </li></ul><ul><li>We already have lots in the archives… </li></ul>
  • 11. 1953
  • 12. 1960
  • 13. 1965
  • 14. 1966
  • 15. 1968
  • 16. 1970
  • 17. 1976
  • 18. 1982
  • 19. 1985
  • 20. 1991
  • 21. 1994
  • 22. 1999
  • 23. 2001
  • 24. 2004
  • 25. 2008
  • 26. Why preserve? What value? <ul><li>Over 50 years of institutional history </li></ul><ul><li>Rise of the logo </li></ul><ul><li>Dominance of design </li></ul><ul><li>From stuffiness to street cred </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive market </li></ul><ul><li>Contextually valuable </li></ul><ul><li>And this is just a ‘snapshot’… </li></ul>
  • 27. With more and more moving to the web what will we have in 50 years?
  • 28. Implications for online… Past Print Web Web Print Present / Future The record The publication
  • 29. We are doing some things… <ul><li>Version controlled information: </li></ul><ul><li>Developing an online prospectus </li></ul><ul><li>CMS </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>However: </li></ul><ul><li>Systems could change? </li></ul><ul><li>How much would we migrate? </li></ul> ?
  • 30. Core course content Latest publications (feed) NSS data (feed) ? Student reviews (feed) ? Department news (feed) ? A typical record - online course
  • 31. What could that tell us? <ul><li>How additional data sources affected our recruitment? </li></ul><ul><li>Picture of the current climate (our research, what we were doing, how students rated the course) </li></ul><ul><li>What was important to the University? </li></ul>
  • 32. Interesting… but do we need this?
  • 33. Yes! <ul><li>Publication and record </li></ul><ul><li>Good information management = good management </li></ul><ul><li>Our past helps inform our future </li></ul><ul><li>WWW.witness </li></ul><ul><li>Integral to corporate continuity </li></ul><ul><li>Preservation to track progress </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional heritage </li></ul>
  • 34. <ul><li>File formats may change </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment may change – do we keep a paper copy of web pages too? </li></ul><ul><li>Resource implications – file storage </li></ul><ul><li>Who’s responsibility? </li></ul>Considerations…
  • 35. Web Specialist University Archivist, Records Manager and FOI Co-ordinator Lizzie Richmond Head of Web Services Alison Wildish <ul><li>Better informed about differences between printed and web records and their implications </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition that web preservation should be addressed to avoid gap in University history </li></ul><ul><li>This is worth doing </li></ul><ul><li>There’s a lot to think about </li></ul><ul><li>We’ll need to work together to succeed </li></ul><ul><li>We need a strategy because: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- its important at an institutional level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- consistency of approach will be crucial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- the line between publication and record is blurred </li></ul></ul>What have we learned?
  • 36. <ul><li>What do we need to preserve? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we preserve this? </li></ul><ul><li>Set realistic expectations </li></ul>Steps forward…
  • 37. Thank you Any questions?

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