Identifying Web Resource Preservation Issues Richard Davis, ULCC JISC-PoWR Workshop 3 Manchester, 12/9/2008  
What's on your web? <ul><ul><li>Current information about institution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outputs of activities: </...
Are they only on the web? <ul><ul><li>Resources created directly through web interface (CMS, blog, wiki) where the web rep...
Things we need to know <ul><ul><li>Who owns it? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is it for? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wher...
Some issues: General <ul><ul><li>The  sheer quantity and variety  of resources on the web potentially needing preservation...
Some issues: Technological <ul><ul><li>Shifting resources: changing URLs within a site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vanishin...
Some issues: Organisational <ul><li>Ownership and responsibility for web resources </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring integrity an...
Some issues: Content Management Systems (CMS) <ul><li>Editing: centralised or devolved? </li></ul><ul><li>Version control ...
Some issues: Web 2.0 <ul><li>Third-party services </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative and social </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregation...
Is that it? <ul><li>Please continue help us identify and fill in the gaps... </li></ul><ul><li>Advice on how to approach t...
 
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The JISC-PoWR Handbook - Identifying Web Issues (Richard Davis, 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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The JISC-PoWR Handbook - Identifying Web Issues (Richard Davis, ULCC)

  1. 1. Identifying Web Resource Preservation Issues Richard Davis, ULCC JISC-PoWR Workshop 3 Manchester, 12/9/2008  
  2. 2. What's on your web? <ul><ul><li>Current information about institution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outputs of activities: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>    Administrative </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>    Research </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>    Teaching </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>    Projects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library and information resources (catalogues and full text, e.g. IRs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching and study resources (usually in VLE) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment/examination systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intranet systems: accounts, staff and students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Are they only on the web? <ul><ul><li>Resources created directly through web interface (CMS, blog, wiki) where the web representation is the only significant presentation of it, and usually the only ready way to access it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources that exist elsewhere and the web delivers one view of it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive web resources, from course-booking to blog-commenting. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Things we need to know <ul><ul><li>Who owns it? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is it for? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where is it? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Some issues: General <ul><ul><li>The sheer quantity and variety of resources on the web potentially needing preservation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The frequency of change , because of the ease with which web sites and pages can be updated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The scale of change possible at a stroke , for example in an institution-wide website redesign </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Some issues: Technological <ul><ul><li>Shifting resources: changing URLs within a site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vanishing domains and subdomains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Database-driven and &quot;deep&quot; websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Streaming and multimedia resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Third-party hosting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personalisation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to provide access to &quot;archived&quot; resources? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Some issues: Organisational <ul><li>Ownership and responsibility for web resources </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring integrity and quality of resources  </li></ul><ul><li>Selecting resources for preservation </li></ul><ul><li>Resourcing preservation activities </li></ul>
  8. 8. Some issues: Content Management Systems (CMS) <ul><li>Editing: centralised or devolved? </li></ul><ul><li>Version control and change logging? </li></ul><ul><li>Rollback/reversion?  </li></ul><ul><li>Link format </li></ul><ul><li>Application lifespan: are there migration/ export options? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Some issues: Web 2.0 <ul><li>Third-party services </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative and social </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregation and personalisation </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul>
  10. 10. Is that it? <ul><li>Please continue help us identify and fill in the gaps... </li></ul><ul><li>Advice on how to approach these issues follows after the break. </li></ul>

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