Role confusion, change
transfusions and standards
intrusion in the digital repository
environment
Aaron Collie, collie@msu...
I think digital
preservation is
a strategic
direction that is
too often
operationalized
as an individual
responsibility
an...
http://content.lib.washington.edu/u?/social,1442
“We don’t want to have
one person that we’ve
brought in who has
some cool...
Did you learn that
in library school?!
• Change
management
• Mission
alignment
• Community
organization
• Colleague
empowe...
"The very
essence of
leadership is
that you have
to have vision.
You can't blow
an uncertain
trumpet.”
- Theodore M. Hesbu...
• Year 1 – Planning & Head Scratching
• Year 2 – Implementation & Outcomes
• Year 3 – Production & Growth
MSU Digital Cura...
Year 1 – Planning
Current State Desired State
Year 1 – Planning
Production Milestones
Year 1 – Planning
Curatorial Tiers
Preservation
Repository
Description and
Access
Bit level
preservation
Amountofwork
(e.g...
Year 2 – Outcomes
Preservation
Repository
Description and
Access
Bit level
preservation
Digital Storage Working Group
• Ex...
Year 2 – Outcomes
Preservation
Repository
Description and
Access
Bit level
preservation
Re-architecting storage project
• ...
Year 2 – Outcomes
Preservation
Repository
Description and
Access
Bit level
preservation
“FedCom” pilot project
• Islandora...
Year 3 – Growth
Growing pains
• ETD repository launched w/ 2500+ ETDs
• Uncomfortable lack of documentation
• Dev-to-produ...
Digital
Scholarship
Collaborative
17 Librarians
2 AULs
Data
Services
1FTE
Digital
Curation
2.25 FTE
Digital
Humanities
3.2...
Role Confusion
If you can’t figure out whose job it is, form
a working group; the more the merrier!
Change Transfusions
Out with the old, in with the new!
Not so fast. See role confusion.
Standards Infusion
Which jargon are we using for this
meeting, yours or mine?
Contact Information
Aaron Collie
• collie@msu.edu
• @aaroncollie
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  • Role confusion, change transfusions and standards intrusion in the digital repository environment

    1. 1. Role confusion, change transfusions and standards intrusion in the digital repository environment Aaron Collie, collie@msu.edu, @aaroncollie Slides available at: is.gd/msul_dc
    2. 2. I think digital preservation is a strategic direction that is too often operationalized as an individual responsibility and skill-set. http://content.lib.washington.edu/u?/seattle,1032
    3. 3. http://content.lib.washington.edu/u?/social,1442 “We don’t want to have one person that we’ve brought in who has some cool tools and some pressure… and that we are all watching them. We want to all be involved.” -Erin O’Meara
    4. 4. Did you learn that in library school?! • Change management • Mission alignment • Community organization • Colleague empowerment “Learning the hard way” cc laverrue
    5. 5. "The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.” - Theodore M. Hesburgh cc tim.hernquist
    6. 6. • Year 1 – Planning & Head Scratching • Year 2 – Implementation & Outcomes • Year 3 – Production & Growth MSU Digital Curation Vision
    7. 7. Year 1 – Planning Current State Desired State
    8. 8. Year 1 – Planning Production Milestones
    9. 9. Year 1 – Planning Curatorial Tiers Preservation Repository Description and Access Bit level preservation Amountofwork (e.g. Dark Archive) (e.g. Exhibits) (e.g. ETDs)
    10. 10. Year 2 – Outcomes Preservation Repository Description and Access Bit level preservation Digital Storage Working Group • Expanded to 48 TB array • Upgraded SAN to RAID 6 • Purchased remote RAID 6 backup (SLA) • Added Offline Tape Backup • Provisioned for 5 year hardware refresh Remote Local Tape RSYNC AMANDA
    11. 11. Year 2 – Outcomes Preservation Repository Description and Access Bit level preservation Re-architecting storage project • Inventoried 3+ million files • Moved from project to client based organization schema • Still working on organization of 15 years of digital content
    12. 12. Year 2 – Outcomes Preservation Repository Description and Access Bit level preservation “FedCom” pilot project • Islandora stack (Fedora Commons, Apache Solr, Drupal) • DC, MODS, ETD-MS, MARCXML • PREMIS, too • Preservation microservices
    13. 13. Year 3 – Growth Growing pains • ETD repository launched w/ 2500+ ETDs • Uncomfortable lack of documentation • Dev-to-production “workflow” • Legacy collections… yup, still there Growing together • New positions for Digital Curation • Validated directions: Solr, FedCom, Derivative Creation, Checksum Monitoring • Exposure via partnership…
    14. 14. Digital Scholarship Collaborative 17 Librarians 2 AULs Data Services 1FTE Digital Curation 2.25 FTE Digital Humanities 3.25 FTE Year 3 – Growth
    15. 15. Role Confusion If you can’t figure out whose job it is, form a working group; the more the merrier!
    16. 16. Change Transfusions Out with the old, in with the new! Not so fast. See role confusion.
    17. 17. Standards Infusion Which jargon are we using for this meeting, yours or mine?
    18. 18. Contact Information Aaron Collie • collie@msu.edu • @aaroncollie

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