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Preservation of web resources, part II Ed Pinsent, ULCC
Summary <ul><li>What are web resources? </li></ul><ul><li>Why bother?  </li></ul><ul><li>Whose job is it? </li></ul><ul><l...
Likely   to be included <ul><li>Institutional web site, and web-based resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publications </li></...
Likely to be excluded <ul><li>Institutional repositories (DSpace, ePrints, Fedora) - already managed </li></ul><ul><li>Res...
Why bother? <ul><li>Uniqueness </li></ul><ul><li>Audit </li></ul><ul><li>Authenticity </li></ul><ul><li>Money </li></ul><u...
Whose job is it? <ul><li>Collaborate – don’t go it alone </li></ul><ul><li>Team of information professionals: </li></ul><u...
Some options <ul><li>Protect  web site short to medium term </li></ul><ul><li>Manage  web site content as part of an RM pr...
Protect <ul><li>For example, as part of digital asset management programme </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure continuity and longevi...
Manage <ul><li>Within University RM programme </li></ul><ul><li>Web site is itself a record OR a place where records can o...
Preserve <ul><li>Archive web site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In entirety  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selectively </li></ul></ul...
Conclusion <ul><li>Identify your resources </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the appropriate approach...
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Preservation of Web Resources Part II, Ed Pinsent, ULCC

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Presentation given by Ed Pinsent, ULCC, at the JISC PoWR workshop 1 (Preservation of Web Resources: Making a Start), given in the Senate House Library, University of London on 27 June 2008.
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http://jiscpowr.jiscinvolve.org/workshops/workshop-1/

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Preservation of Web Resources Part II, Ed Pinsent, ULCC

  1. 1. Preservation of web resources, part II Ed Pinsent, ULCC
  2. 2. Summary <ul><li>What are web resources? </li></ul><ul><li>Why bother? </li></ul><ul><li>Whose job is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Some suggested approaches </li></ul>
  3. 3. Likely to be included <ul><li>Institutional web site, and web-based resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prospectuses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate records - evidence of institutional activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital assets of the University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project records and project pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e-learning objects and teaching materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Systems for managing assessments and examinations </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Likely to be excluded <ul><li>Institutional repositories (DSpace, ePrints, Fedora) - already managed </li></ul><ul><li>Research outputs </li></ul><ul><li>Digital libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Digitised resources </li></ul><ul><li>Image collections </li></ul><ul><li>Common services (room bookings, circulations, automated student submissions) - not really worth preserving, though may need some degree of management </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why bother? <ul><li>Uniqueness </li></ul><ul><li>Audit </li></ul><ul><li>Authenticity </li></ul><ul><li>Money </li></ul><ul><li>Heritage </li></ul>
  6. 6. Whose job is it? <ul><li>Collaborate – don’t go it alone </li></ul><ul><li>Team of information professionals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IT manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web master </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sys admin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asset manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Records manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archivist </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Some options <ul><li>Protect web site short to medium term </li></ul><ul><li>Manage web site content as part of an RM programme </li></ul><ul><li>Preserve web sites and web resources permanently </li></ul>
  8. 8. Protect <ul><li>For example, as part of digital asset management programme </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure continuity and longevity </li></ul><ul><li>Asset can be shared and repurposed </li></ul><ul><li>Not necessarily the same as “forever” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Manage <ul><li>Within University RM programme </li></ul><ul><li>Web site is itself a record OR a place where records can occur </li></ul><ul><li>Retention and disposal programme </li></ul><ul><li>Legal and regulatory framework </li></ul><ul><li>Information-compliance </li></ul><ul><li>University business needs </li></ul>
  10. 10. Preserve <ul><li>Archive web site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In entirety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selectively </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By snapshots </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Most expensive option </li></ul>
  11. 11. Conclusion <ul><li>Identify your resources </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the appropriate approach (or approaches) </li></ul><ul><li>You may not need to keep everything </li></ul>

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