Evaluating automated approaches against records management principles | Thinking Records

As a profession we are very proud of our principles. If you ever discuss technology with a group of records managers one of us is bound to say ‘records management principles are timeless, regardless of how much or how quickly technology changes’.

But what exactly are these principles?

A Survey of Preservation Activities in Cultural Heritage Institutions

This survey is based on the Preservation Statistics survey program coordinated by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) from 1984 through 2008. Following the collection of the 2007-2008 Preservation Statistics data, ARL discontinued surveying its members about their preservation activities; this decision left the preservation community without a way to document, assess, and analyze its collective current practices, staff and budget resources and strategic direction.

Flexible and Extensible Digital Object and Repository Architecture (FEDORA)

We describe a digital object and repository architecture for storing and disseminating digital library content. The key features of the architecture are: (1) support for heterogeneous data types; (2) accommodation of new types as they emerge; (3) aggregation of mixed, possibly distributed, data into complex objects; (4) the ability to specify multiple content disseminations of these objects; and (5) the ability to associate rights management schemes with these disseminations.

The SCAPE Planning and Watch suite – Supporting the preservation lifecycle in repositories | Scape

Increasingly, content owners are operating repositories with large, heterogeneous collections. The responsibility to provide access to these collections on the long term requires preservation processes such as planning, monitoring, and actual preservation operations such as migration and quality assurance, which have to be managed and integrated with the repositories. This article presents a suite of systems designed to support the preservation lifecycle in repositories.

Open Preservation Data: Controlled vocabularies and ontologies for preservation ecosystems | Scape

The preservation community is busily building systems for repositories, identification and characterisation, analysis and monitoring, planning and other key activities, and increasingly, these systems are linked to collaborate more effectively. While some standard metadata schemes exist that facilitate interoperability, the controlled vocabularies that are actually used are rare and not powerful enough for the requirements of emerging scalable preservation ecosystems.

Supporting the preservation lifecycle in repositories | Scape

To accomplish effective digital preservation, repositories need to be able to incorporate processes such as planning, monitoring and preservation operations. These processes feed into each other and create a continuous cycle that allows a repository to detect opportunities and risks and act accordingly.

Sustainability and Digital Preservation | CodaBox

Technology, such as Ex Libris’s Rosetta digital preservation system, is an important part of digital preservation. However, it is but one part. Other aspects include policies, procedures, and financial planning. These administrative issues need to be in place to help assure long-term sustainability of any digital preservation program. This presentation will discuss ways in which Binghamton University is preparing sustainable digital preservation.

Fedora Commons with Apache Hadoop: A Research Study

The Digital Collections digital repository at the University of Maryland Libraries is growing and in need of a new backend storage system to replace the current filesystem storage. Though not a traditional storage management system, we chose to evaluate Apache Hadoop because of its large and growing community and software ecosystem. Additionally, Hadoop's capabilities for distributed computation could prove useful in providing new kinds of digital object services and maintenance for ever increasing amounts of data.