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The JISC Continuing Access and Digital Preservation Strategy 2002-5, presentation to the 2004 JISC-CNI conference, Brighton UK is the fifth of 12 presentations I have selected to mark 20 years in Digital Preservation.
This presentation from 2004 is important largely for the legacy of the Strategy that established bodies such as the Digital Preservation Coalition and the Digital Curation Centre, which still have a major influence today.
The presentation sets out the context and rationale for the Strategy including the predicted growth of electronic publications, scientific data, and data curation. The implications of that growth were seen as:
• Core funding for institutions would not grow in line with information growth;
• A need for more automation and tools;
• A need for new shared services and information infrastructure;
• A significant need for R&D and investment to prepare for this.
Therefore the objectives of the Strategy were:
• As an advocacy document to secure additional funding of £6m over 3 years (2002-5) for new programmes in electronic records management and digital preservation;
• Justify the accompanying implementation plan;
• Provide a longer-term framework and rationale for activity extending beyond 2005.