New release of DPF Manager | Digital meets Culture

About DPF Manager
DPF Manager is an application and a framework designed to allow end users and developers to gain full control over the technical properties and structure of TIFF images intended for Long Term Preservation.
The main objective is to give memory institutions full control of the process of the conformity checks of files. This is a three-step process:
- Validation: validating the conformance to a specific normative. These normative can be defined by some standardization organization or specific acceptance criteria based on a locally-defined policy rules.

Policies for Long-term Curation and Preservation within Digital Repositories

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Published on Aug 13, 2015

Helen Hockx-Yu, JISC Programme Manager

Neil Jeffries, University of Oxford

Kevin Schurer, UK Data Archive (UKDA)

Najla Semple (Chair), Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC)

Allan Sudlow, Medical Research Council (MRC)

Mark Thorley, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Andrew Wilson, AHDS

Copyright Policy Framework for Online Dissemination of Archival Materials - Archives and Records Management - Simon Fraser University

SFU Archives provides access to digital archival records through SFU AtoM, the university's online portal to its archival holdings. Disseminating archival materials over the Internet raises a host of copyright issues because archival fonds and collections typically include large numbers of protected works for which SFU is not the copyright owner. To manage these issues, the Archives has developed a risk-management approach, distinguishing between high-risk and low-risk materials.

Scottish Library and Information Council | National Strategy

SLIC was asked by the CoSLA Arts and Culture Working Group to lead the development of a National Strategy for public libraries in Scotland. To support the development of the Strategy, SLIC convened a strategic group, the National Strategy for Public Libraries in Scotland Strategic Group. The Strategy has been informed by a process of engagement including independent deliberative research, a questionnaire to gather views and a series of visits to public libraries.

Developing and Implementing a Technical Framework for Interoperable Rights Statements" | DPLA

Within the Technical Working Group of the International Rights Statements Working Group, we have been focusing our efforts on identifying a set of requirements and a technically sound and sustainable plan to implement the rights statements under development. Now that two of the Working Group's white papers have been released, we realized it was a good time to build on the introductory blog post by our Co-Chairs, Emily Gore and Paul Keller.

Data Management & Curation

ICPSR stores, curates, and provides access to scientific data so others can reuse the data and validate research findings. Curation, from the Latin "to care," is the process that ICPSR uses to add value to data, maximize access, and ensure long-term preservation.

An attorney advises clients against the routine deletion of e-mail | Thinking Records

The view that a legal team takes on how long emails/ email accounts should be retained varies from organisation to organisation. Here are two examples I have come across in the past couple of years:

TNA guidance on cloud storage and digital preservation | Australian Policy Online

The use of cloud storage in digital preservation is a rapidly evolving field and this guidance explores how it is developing, emerging options and good practice, together with requirements and standards that archives should consider. Five detailed case studies of UK archives that have implemented cloud storage solutions have been compiled as part of the Guidance and are available as standalone linked documents. Sources of further advice and guidance are also included.

Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together: Forming UH Libraries Digital Preservation Landscape

As more institutions digitize rare and unique materials and acquire born digital objects, the need for a robust and sustainable digital preservation program is critical for long-term access to this content. In the summer of 2014, the University of Houston Libraries established a Digital Preservation Task Force to create a digital preservation policy and identify strategies, actions, and tools needed to preserve digital assets maintained by UH Libraries.