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Digital Curation and Preservation: Defining the Research Agenda for the Next Decade [2005-2015]: Warwick3 -How did we do?
The Warwick3 Workshop: Digital Preservation and Curation Summing up + Next Steps available now on Slideshare is the eighth of 12 presentations I’ve selected to mark 20 years in Digital Preservation. The remainder will be published at monthly intervals over 2015.
I’ve chosen it as it briefly allows us to look back at aspirations and achievements in Digital Preservation over a 20 year period from the very first (and seminal) Warwick 1 workshop held in 1995 to today. The first Warwick workshop considered the Long Term Preservation of Electronic Materials and a UK response to the final report of the RLG/CPA Task Force on Digital Archiving. Two further Warwick workshops followed in 1999 and 2005 to review progress and set a forward agenda.
The two-day workshop that took place over 7 - 8 November 2005 at the University of Warwick aimed for the first time to address digital preservation issues for both scientific data and cultural heritage and to map out a future research agenda for them. Sponsored by JISC, the Digital Curation Centre (DCC), the British Library and the Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (CCLRC), the invitation-only event drew a wide range of national and international experts to explore the current state of play with a view to shaping future strategy. The slides are from my summing up and conclusions at the workshop close.
Part of my conclusions (slides 12-13), outlined the recommendations of the previous Warwick workshop held in 1999 and reviewed the progress that had been made in implementing them over the subsequent five years with a very subjective level of achievement √ (some) to √ √ √ (good).

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  1. 1. WARWICK3 WORKSHOP Digital Preservation and Curation: Defining the Research Agenda for the Next Decade Summing up + Next Steps Neil Beagrie British Library/JISC Warwick Workshop Nov 2005
  2. 2. UK Science and Innovation Investment Framework 2004 - 2014
  3. 3. Information Infrastructure • 2.23 The growing UK research base must have ready and efficient access to information of all kinds – such as experimental data sets, journals, theses, conference proceedings and patents…. • 2.24 It is clear that the research community needs access to information mechanisms which: systematically collect, preserve and make available digital information; …. • 2.25 The Government [via DTI] will therefore work with interested funders and stakeholders to consider the national e-infrastructure (hardware, networks, communications technology) necessary to deliver an effective system.
  4. 4. E-Infrastructure WGs • DTI Steering Group has: – Commissioned roadmap study – Established 6 sub-groups: • Middleware and AAA and DRM • Networks and computer power and storage hardware • Search and navigation • Information and data creation • Virtual research communities • Preservation and curation – Each WG to report by end March 2006
  5. 5. Preservation & Curation WG Membership: • Neil Beagrie (chair) • Richard Boulderstone (British Library) • Lorraine Estelle (Joint Information Systems Committee) • Jerry Giles • Helen Hockx-yu (Joint Information Systems Committee) • Maggie Jones (Digital Preservation Coalition) • Michael Jubb (Research Information Network) • Chris Rusbridge (Digital Curation Centre) • David Thomas (The National Archives) • Mark Thorley (Natural Environment Research Council) • Heather Weaver (Council for the Central Laboratories of the Research Councils) Virtual Membership: • wide panel of expert, industry, government, and international reviewers
  6. 6. Preservation & Curation WG • Inputs to its draft report: –Warwick workshop outcomes –E-infrastructure roadmap –DPC national needs assessment –Input from WG members and virtual membership
  7. 7. Preservation & Curation WG • Next steps: –Three meetings Nov-March –Liaison with other WGs –Draft report –Final report late March –DTI steering group provides combined report and SR2007 submission
  8. 8. European Union
  9. 9. Future EU initiatives • i2010 – Consultation on cultural heritage (to Jan 2006) – Future consultation on scientific information • FP6 • FP7 • 3rd EU Conference on Research Infrastructures Nottingham Dec 2005 – ICT and information infrastructure strand
  10. 10. EU Working Groups • ESFRI • E-infrastructure reflection group • Taskforce on Permanent Access to the Records of Science • Moves towards Alliance • Substantial cross-representation of UK and EU working groups • Parallel developments at national (UK) and at European (EU) level
  11. 11. The Next 5-10 Years
  12. 12. Warwick Workshop Recommendations (1999) +level of achievement √ - √ √ √ • Raise awareness √ √ √ DPC advocacy, EU council, UNESCO, CODATA, ICSTI,NSF,RCUK • Encourage cross-sectoral communication √ √ Established Digital Preservation Coalition 2001 – now 27 members • Develop guidelines √ √ Preservation Management, Curation Manual, Cornell tutorial
  13. 13. Warwick Workshop Recommendations (1999) • Preservation Centre/Network of centres √ √ Curation Centre, BL, TNA, • Certification criteria √ RLG/NARA checklist • Checklist to determine complexity and cost √JISC 04/04 (LIFE, assessment tool) • New research – emulation, dynamic data √Camileon, JISC 04/04, DCC research agenda
  14. 14. Growth of Scientific Data and Data Curation • In next 5 years e-Science will produce more data than has been collected in the whole of human history • Data growth – Protein Data Bank (1972- 07/2005)
  15. 15. Predicted Growth of Serials Publications (after EPS for e-legal deposit) 0 2,000 4,000 6,000 8,000 10,000 12,000 14,000 16,0002001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 All serials (print + e-) Dual form e-only serials
  16. 16. Warwick Workshop Conclusions (2005) • Some Significant achievements in last 5 years • A lot still to do and a need to scale up efforts • Important policy activity emerging in UK and Europe • Your input invaluable to these efforts Thank you, enjoy lunch, and a safe journey home

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