Preservation of web resources, part II Ed Pinsent, ULCC
Summary <ul><li>What are web resources? </li></ul><ul><li>Why bother?  </li></ul><ul><li>Whose job is it? </li></ul><ul><l...
Likely   to be included <ul><li>Institutional web site, and web-based resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publications </li></...
Likely to be excluded <ul><li>Institutional repositories (DSpace, ePrints, Fedora) - already managed </li></ul><ul><li>Res...
Why bother? <ul><li>Uniqueness </li></ul><ul><li>Audit </li></ul><ul><li>Authenticity </li></ul><ul><li>Money </li></ul><u...
Whose job is it? <ul><li>Collaborate – don’t go it alone </li></ul><ul><li>Team of information professionals: </li></ul><u...
Some options <ul><li>Protect  web site short to medium term </li></ul><ul><li>Manage  web site content as part of an RM pr...
Protect <ul><li>For example, as part of digital asset management programme </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure continuity and longevi...
Manage <ul><li>Within University RM programme </li></ul><ul><li>Web site is itself a record OR a place where records can o...
Preserve <ul><li>Archive web site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In entirety  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selectively </li></ul></ul...
Conclusion <ul><li>Identify your resources </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the appropriate approach...
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Preservation of Web Resources Part II, Ed Pinsent, ULCC

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Presentation given by Ed Pinsent, ULCC, at the JISC PoWR workshop 1 (Preservation of Web Resources: Making a Start), given in the Senate House Library, University of London on 27 June 2008.
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  • Greetings, Ed Pinsent here. I work at the University of London Computer Centre where among other things I have been archiving web sites and web pages since 2004. I’m under a contract to do this for the JISC, who want to see project web sites which they funded preserved permanently. They are doing this in the framework of the national UKWAC initiative, an organisation so fascinating it would require three workshops all of its own. But I’m going to talk to you briefly about some aspects of preservation of web resources.
  • Preservation of Web Resources Part II, Ed Pinsent, ULCC

    1. 1. Preservation of web resources, part II Ed Pinsent, ULCC
    2. 2. Summary <ul><li>What are web resources? </li></ul><ul><li>Why bother? </li></ul><ul><li>Whose job is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Some suggested approaches </li></ul>
    3. 3. Likely to be included <ul><li>Institutional web site, and web-based resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prospectuses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate records - evidence of institutional activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital assets of the University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project records and project pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e-learning objects and teaching materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Systems for managing assessments and examinations </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Likely to be excluded <ul><li>Institutional repositories (DSpace, ePrints, Fedora) - already managed </li></ul><ul><li>Research outputs </li></ul><ul><li>Digital libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Digitised resources </li></ul><ul><li>Image collections </li></ul><ul><li>Common services (room bookings, circulations, automated student submissions) - not really worth preserving, though may need some degree of management </li></ul>
    5. 5. Why bother? <ul><li>Uniqueness </li></ul><ul><li>Audit </li></ul><ul><li>Authenticity </li></ul><ul><li>Money </li></ul><ul><li>Heritage </li></ul>
    6. 6. Whose job is it? <ul><li>Collaborate – don’t go it alone </li></ul><ul><li>Team of information professionals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IT manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web master </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sys admin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asset manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Records manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archivist </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Some options <ul><li>Protect web site short to medium term </li></ul><ul><li>Manage web site content as part of an RM programme </li></ul><ul><li>Preserve web sites and web resources permanently </li></ul>
    8. 8. Protect <ul><li>For example, as part of digital asset management programme </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure continuity and longevity </li></ul><ul><li>Asset can be shared and repurposed </li></ul><ul><li>Not necessarily the same as “forever” </li></ul>
    9. 9. Manage <ul><li>Within University RM programme </li></ul><ul><li>Web site is itself a record OR a place where records can occur </li></ul><ul><li>Retention and disposal programme </li></ul><ul><li>Legal and regulatory framework </li></ul><ul><li>Information-compliance </li></ul><ul><li>University business needs </li></ul>
    10. 10. Preserve <ul><li>Archive web site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In entirety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selectively </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By snapshots </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Most expensive option </li></ul>
    11. 11. Conclusion <ul><li>Identify your resources </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the appropriate approach (or approaches) </li></ul><ul><li>You may not need to keep everything </li></ul>

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