Where do we stand with Repositories and Digital Preservation? Mary Molinaro
What is a digital repository anyway?
The truth is it can be all of these things
Repository functions Ingest Store Manage Access Support preservation services Support use of content
So what makes it a repository?
What makes it a “trusted digital repository”? More specifically:
Key Events 2002 – The Case for Institutional Repositories: A SPARC Position Paper 2003 – Examined D-Space and Fedora 2003 – Scholarly Communications Symposium 2004 – Scholarly Communication Committee
Key Events 2005 – Dean Diedrichs made a presentation to the deans 2007 – IR Working Group white paper completed 2007 – Presentation to the Senate Council
So where are we will all of this? Learning from others successes and challenges We have been working on this since 2002!
If you build it they will come… Not exactly!
Crisis in Scholarly Communication This issue doesn’t really resonate with faculty
It’s all about me!
"My papers are available from many databases (over 21 for one paper). I write in the hopes that people will read what I write. So it is gratifying when people download copies. On the excellent RePEc database, there were 300 downloads of my papers per month over the last year, which put me in the top one percent of all authors. Interestingly, downloads of my papers from ScholarlyCommons are now running at about 900 per month." Dr. Scott Armstrong
What can go into Digital Commons? ETD’s Preprints of articles Books Presentations University press materials Campus presentations
Info about Digital Commons Hosted solution Unlimited technical support Indexed by Google and Google Scholar OAI compliant Persistent URL Peer review journal software Content can be delivered back to us
Kentuckiana Digital Library kdl.kyvl.org Digital Commons: university scholarship Non KY Digital Objects: Electronic Journals: backfiles Electronic Records Data sets Any other kind of selected digital content Trusted Digital Repository – holds all types of content in secure system supported by policies and procedures to ensure sustainability. Could use FEDORA, Islandora, or other open source repository system. Needs to be scalable and extensible. iRODS - System that includes rules to govern the preservation and disposition of buckets of content within the repository. Secure expandable storage hardware A Possible Repository Model
Mitigating Risk Need to mitigate risk in all areas: Hardware Software Content Controls Relationships Trust
What we really want Secured content over time A scalable solution Control over the intellectual output of the university
How do we get there? Start capturing the content Work with faculty on rights issues Work toward building a trusted digital repository for UK
Sustainable preservation strategies are not built all at once, nor are they static. Sustainable preservation is a series of timely actions taken to anticipate the dynamic nature of digital information. - Sustainable Economics for a Digital Planet: Ensuring Long-Term Access to Digital Information. Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Preservation and Access. February 2010. http://brtf.sdsc.edu/