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www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrow
www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrowHow hard can it be?Daunting challengeDecade of research and develop...
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Presentation by William Kilbride, DPC at the DigCurV International Conference; Framing the digital curation curriculum

May 6-7
Florence, Rome

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A future with no history meets a history with no future: how much do we need to know about digital preservation

  1. 1. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrowA future with no history meets a historywith no future:perspectives on how much we shouldknow about digital preservation@WilliamKilbridewilliam@dpconline.org
  2. 2. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrowWhat does Digital Preservation sound like?How much do students need to know?Why that matters?What is to be done?• (3 ways of being)• (2 big ideas thanks to DigiCurV)• (4 scenarios)• (curricula)
  3. 3. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrowDigital Preservation Makes Bleak Reading?
  4. 4. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrowThe Newham ArchiveCyber-boffins to the rescue!
  5. 5. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrow<Enter your details here>………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Digital preservation typically makes bleak reading 2Raises awareness but doesn’t really solve the problem
  6. 6. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrow… or …
  7. 7. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrowDigital preservation orDigital continuity orDigital legacy orPermanent access orDigital curation orIntelligent continuity orCyber lifecycle orLong term data retention orWhatever term you wish to coin this weekThinking of clever words and arguing over their meaningsis easier than finding solutions
  8. 8. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrow
  9. 9. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrow… or …
  10. 10. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrow
  11. 11. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrowHow hard can it be?Daunting challengeDecade of research and developmentReplete with jargon and acronymsTurf war between professions?Disconnected from practice?A whole new barrier?The solutions are in here, but how does one make senseof it all?
  12. 12. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrowand…
  13. 13. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrowChallenge growing on (at least) three axesScaleComplexityImportance
  14. 14. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrowHow can we frame a curriculum around this?Two observations from(substantiated by) DigCurv:•Flexibility•Breadth
  15. 15. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrow‘What I wish I knew before I started’
  16. 16. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrowDigCurV Focus Groups and APARSEN• Improve communication between technical and non-technical staff throughshared vocabulary.• Raise awareness of digital across organizations.• Better integrate physical and digital collections.• Ensure staff possessed domain knowledge and curation skills.• Develop methodologies for keeping on top of rapidly changing technologies.• Provide non-technical staff with a basic understanding of IT concepts.• Develop mechanisms for informed decisions about standards and systems.• Maximize access and understand users.• Make informed decisions about selecting digital collections.• Embed process in the normal workflows of the organization.• Better understand the legal issues surrounding digital curation
  17. 17. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrowAnd if you really push them they say ...Train staffto beflexible
  18. 18. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrowBreadth ... DigCurv Curriculum FrameworkMapped to actual rolesClear but flexed to local needsExtensive but not doctrinaireFrom experience notassumption
  19. 19. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrowStrong recognition ofBusiness planning andBusiness improvementProjects and services
  20. 20. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrowStrong knowledge ofprinciples and practiceEngaged with usersManages ‘up and across’
  21. 21. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrowStrong knowledge ofregulation and legalitiesImplicitly strongknowledge of use case
  22. 22. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrowResponsive to changeIntegrity – works up anddown
  23. 23. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrowTrain staffto beflexibleWhy this isthe correctapproach infour thoughtexperimentsabout digitalpreservationand how it ischanging
  24. 24. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrowDigital objectsProjectInfrastructure and technological innovationPilotPlanFundProposeScopeInviteFieldworkQualityassuremergeProcessingDeliveryhandoverObsolescenceReleaseValueBeginPRESERVATION-READY OBJECTS?Digital Preservation in 10 years time 1:the preservation ready objects
  25. 25. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrowDigital Preservation in 10 years time 1:the preservation ready objectsDeal with the route causes ofobsolescence via:•File formats•Documentation•E-Discovery
  26. 26. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrowDigital Preservation in 10 years time 2:Preservation As A ServiceTrusted repository an obsoleteconcept (metaphor)•Staff and skills•Organisation•Succession planning•Micro-services•The ‘internet of things’
  27. 27. www.dpconline.orgProduct LifecycleManagementConcrete TIMBUS ExampleCAD/CAMSystemMachine ToolManufacturerSupply ChainManagementMaterialSupplierMaterialManufacturer
  28. 28. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrowFinding dependenciesVarying performancesVirtualisation / emulationof preservation toolsMicro-servicesDigital Preservation in 10 years time 2:Preservation As A Service
  29. 29. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrowDigital Preservation in 10 years time 3:All Digital Preservation as Web Archiving• 3Es: everything, everywhere,electronic• Open linked data• Legal deposit• WARC standard• Policy and institutions• Commercial services• Producer / Archive hand-off
  30. 30. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrowDigital Preservation in 10 years time 4:Virtualisation for preservation• Preservation on demand• Ubiquitous tools and services• Virtual platforms forcomputing• Virtualisation manager• Invisible preservation
  31. 31. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrow
  32. 32. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrowSo … what makes a curriculumResponsive to technologyResponsive to emerging researchBased on actual needsAdapted to role andenvironmentValues not technology
  33. 33. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrowSo … what makes a SUCCESSFUL curriculumWhat will digital preservation be like in adecade?Tell me that and I will describe thecurriculum in detail…‘In times of change learners inherit the earth;while the learned find themselves beautifullyequipped to deal with a world that no longerexists.’ Eric Hoffer via Patricia Sleeman
  34. 34. www.dpconline.orgour digital memory accessible tomorrowA future with no history meets a historywith no future:perspectives on how much we shouldknow about digital preservation@WilliamKilbridewilliam@dpconline.org

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