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Research data spring: filling in the digital preservation gap

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The research data spring project "Filling in the digital preservation gap" slides for the third sandpit workshop. Project led by Jenny Mitcham at York University and Chris Awre at Hull University.

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Research data spring: filling in the digital preservation gap

  1. 1. Research data spring Filling the Digital Preservation Gap10/12/2015 Investigating Archivematica to preserve research data for the longer term …because digital preservation won’t just go away
  2. 2. Team 2 University of Hull: • Chris Awre • Richard Green • Simon Wilson University of York: • Julie Allinson • Jen Mitcham
  3. 3. Project aim 3 “…to investigate Archivematica and explore how it might be used to provide digital preservation functionality within a wider infrastructure for Research Data Management.”
  4. 4. Why? 4 ....because we believe that digital preservation should be a key element of the infrastructure for managing research data for the long term (From RDMSS PQQ) “...preservation actions should ensure that data remains authentic, reliable, and usable while maintaining integrity.”
  5. 5. Why Archivematica? 5 ....because it is open source, standards compliant, flexible and customisable and packages a range of preservation tools together ...if you want to know more you can read our phase 1 report
  6. 6. Collaborators and partners 6
  7. 7. The Archivematica development model 7 Artefactual develop Archivematica Archivematica released as open source Community of users identifies enhancements Enhancements sponsored by one or more users RDS / Research data UK users COPPUL
  8. 8. Progress in phase 2 »Planning our own local implementations »Hull »York »Considering above campus option for Archivematica »Liaising with other projects »Phase 2 Report: now available! 8
  9. 9. Progress in phase 2 »Enhancing Archivematica: »DIP regeneration »METS parsing »Generic search API »Choice of checksum »Pronom integration »Documentation 9
  10. 10. Progress in phase 2 Not all of the work we have sponsored is ‘visual’ but much of it is fundamental to the future development of Archivematica. Our work is enabling 10 “The Jisc work has helped to modernise some of the internal infrastructure of Archivematica” Sarah Romkey, Artefactual Systems, 8th December 2015
  11. 11. Spreading the word 11
  12. 12. Spreading the word 12
  13. 13. Impact and demand 13
  14. 14. Impact and demand 14 Yes….sounds like a pragmatic solution Yes! Low down learning curve and Archivematica sounds just the ticket :-) Possible but too early to say Do you see Archivematica as a possible digital preservation solution for your institution? Why? Yes - University Archivist is an advocate and want to link in collaboratively with the institution's RDM developments Possibly if it can integrate with Pure... Yes
  15. 15. Impact and demand 15
  16. 16. Sustainability »All developments funded in phase 2 will be incorporated into the main code base to be supported for the long term by Artefactual –look out for these in version 1.6 (due Spring 2016) »There are already plans to build on some of the work we have funded –for example AIP re-ingest work from Zuse Institute –...and more...see phase 2 report 16
  17. 17. Next phase » Implement our local proof of concepts at Hull and York » Outreach » Paper at IDCC conference » Presentation at UK Archivematica group meeting » Poster at Open Repositories conference » Poster at UK Archives Discovery Forum » more blogs » end of project event to disseminate our case studies » Phase 3 project report (with assessment of success of PoCs) 17
  18. 18. What we will spend the money on »Managing and funding our own internal development work » 2 weeks support from Artefactual Systems » 4 new research data file signatures from The National Archives (and further engagement on generic process) » Outreach (conference fees, travel etc) » Putting on our own dissemination event 18
  19. 19. Working for other repositories » Archivematica -> repository › Our model: Archivematica -> Fedora/Hydra › Unpack a DIP and create Fedora objects – Similar model for EPrints/DSpace? › Could just store the DIP, but this limits access options » Repository -> Archivematica › Push content to Archivematica from a repository for dark archiving › Possible via DSpace, planned for Fedora/Hydra at Hull 19

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