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Starting Small: Practical FirstSteps in Digital PreservationALCTS-PARS Digital Conversion Interest Group Session          ...
Backgroundv  Dartmouth College: small school, big mission             Baker-Berry Library, Dartmouth College
Increasing e-Resource            Collectionsv  35,000 e-journal titlesv  60,000 e-booksv  1800 digital collections and ...
e-Resource Preservation?v  “Final Report of the 2CUL LOCKSS Assessment   Team” - Cornell University Library & Columbia   ...
Growing Digital Archivesv  From the familiar…
Growing Digital Archivesv  …to the slightly less familiar…
Growing Digital Archivesv  …to the totally bizarre
Increasing Digital Collections http://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/digital/collections/index.html
But…No Repository
What is digitalpreservation anyway?   CC Image courtesy of noegranado on Flickr
Learning Resourcesv  ICPSR Digital Preservation Management Workshop:   http://www.dpworkshop.org/workshops/fiveday.htmlv...
Step One: Inventory
Format Inventory
Shared Documentation
Step Two: Gather the Bits          Bag-It
Bag-Itv  https://wiki.ucop.edu/display/Curation/BagItv  http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/tools/#b   v  Manifest   v ...
Step Three: Backup CC Image courtesy of William Hook on Flickr
Backup Distribution
Step Four: Manage
Step Four-and-a-Half:        The Near Futurev  File Information Tool Set (FITS)   v  http://code.google.com/p/fits/   v...
FITS Output Example
Current System: Prosv  Inexpensivev  Minimal staff timev  Low barrier to entry (esp. technical)
Current System: Consv  Not scalablev  “Dark archive”… no clear access planv  Lack of security
Step Five: The Future*                                   ?*Actual implementation decisions not yet made. Any resemblance t...
Other Considerationsv  Awareness and buy-inv  Fundingv  Policy:   http://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/preservation/   doc...
Thank You!v  hakbailey@gmail.comv  http://www.slideshare.net/hakbaileyv  http://dartmouthpreservation.blogspot.com
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Starting Small: Practical First Steps in Digital Preservation

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Presentation for the ALCTS-PARS Digital Conversion Interest Group session at ALA Annual, 2012.

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Starting Small: Practical First Steps in Digital Preservation

  1. 1. Starting Small: Practical FirstSteps in Digital PreservationALCTS-PARS Digital Conversion Interest Group Session ALA Annual June 23, 2012 Helen K. Bailey
  2. 2. Backgroundv  Dartmouth College: small school, big mission Baker-Berry Library, Dartmouth College
  3. 3. Increasing e-Resource Collectionsv  35,000 e-journal titlesv  60,000 e-booksv  1800 digital collections and databases
  4. 4. e-Resource Preservation?v  “Final Report of the 2CUL LOCKSS Assessment Team” - Cornell University Library & Columbia University Libraryv  http://2cul.org/sites/default/files/ 2CULLOCKSSFinalReport.pdfv  “less than 15% of Cornell e-journal titles as a whole” preserved in either LOCKSS or Portico
  5. 5. Growing Digital Archivesv  From the familiar…
  6. 6. Growing Digital Archivesv  …to the slightly less familiar…
  7. 7. Growing Digital Archivesv  …to the totally bizarre
  8. 8. Increasing Digital Collections http://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/digital/collections/index.html
  9. 9. But…No Repository
  10. 10. What is digitalpreservation anyway? CC Image courtesy of noegranado on Flickr
  11. 11. Learning Resourcesv  ICPSR Digital Preservation Management Workshop: http://www.dpworkshop.org/workshops/fiveday.htmlv  Charles W. Bailey, Jr’s Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography: http://digital-scholarship.org/dcpb/dcpb.htmv  Digital Preservation Coalition’s Digital Preservation Handbook: http://www.dpconline.org/advice/ preservationhandbook
  12. 12. Step One: Inventory
  13. 13. Format Inventory
  14. 14. Shared Documentation
  15. 15. Step Two: Gather the Bits Bag-It
  16. 16. Bag-Itv  https://wiki.ucop.edu/display/Curation/BagItv  http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/tools/#b v  Manifest v  Checksum v  Checksum validation
  17. 17. Step Three: Backup CC Image courtesy of William Hook on Flickr
  18. 18. Backup Distribution
  19. 19. Step Four: Manage
  20. 20. Step Four-and-a-Half: The Near Futurev  File Information Tool Set (FITS) v  http://code.google.com/p/fits/ v  Identifies, validates, characterizes file formats and extracts technical metadata using: v  Jhove v  Exiftool  v  National Library of New Zealand Metadata Extractor v  DROID  v  FFIdent v  Windows File Utility
  21. 21. FITS Output Example
  22. 22. Current System: Prosv  Inexpensivev  Minimal staff timev  Low barrier to entry (esp. technical)
  23. 23. Current System: Consv  Not scalablev  “Dark archive”… no clear access planv  Lack of security
  24. 24. Step Five: The Future* ?*Actual implementation decisions not yet made. Any resemblance to real or imaginedrepository software is purely coincidental.
  25. 25. Other Considerationsv  Awareness and buy-inv  Fundingv  Policy: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/preservation/ docs/dartmouth_digital_preservation_policy.pdfv  Growth
  26. 26. Thank You!v  hakbailey@gmail.comv  http://www.slideshare.net/hakbaileyv  http://dartmouthpreservation.blogspot.com

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