Archive for the 'Digital Curation & Digital Preservation' Category

"Digital Curation and the Cloud"

Posted in Cloud Computing/SaaS, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on March 11th, 2012

Brian Aitken, Patrick McCann, Andrew McHugh, Kerry Miller have self-archived "Digital Curation and the Cloud" in Enlighten.

Here's an excerpt:

Digital curation involves a wide range of activities, many of which could benefit from cloud deployment to a greater or lesser extent. These range from infrequent, resource-intensive tasks which benefit from the ability to rapidly provision resources to day-to-day collaborative activities which can be facilitated by networked cloud services. Associated benefits are offset by risks such as loss of data or service level, legal and governance incompatibilities and transfer bottlenecks. There is considerable variability across both risks and benefits according to the service and deployment models being adopted and the context in which activities are performed. Some risks, such as legal liabilities, are mitigated by the use of alternative, e.g., private cloud models, but this is typically at the expense of benefits such as resource elasticity and economies of scale. Infrastructure as a Service model may provide a basis on which more specialised software services may be provided.

| Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

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    Harvard Library to Deposit about 200,000 Public Domain Volumes in HathiTrust

    Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Public Domain on March 7th, 2012

    The Harvard Library will deposit about 200,000 public domain volumes in HathiTrust.

    Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

    The Harvard Library will deposit approximately 200,000 public domain volumes in HathiTrust, a shared digital repository for published materials. This follows Harvard's first deposit of approximately 53,000 volumes in HathiTrust in 2011.

    "The Harvard Library is committed to collaboration and easing access to its materials. Partnerships like this create significant opportunities for research libraries to lead during a period of rapid changes in higher education and scholarship in the digital age, and for researchers to benefit from their initiative" said Mary Lee Kennedy, Harvard's senior associate provost for the Library.

    | Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

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      A New Day for Website Archiving 2.0

      Posted in Copyright, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on February 23rd, 2012

      The Association of Research Libraries has released A New Day for Website Archiving 2.0.

      Here's an excerpt:

      A central issue in the fair use analysis is whether the use is "transformative." Campbell v. Acuff-Rose, 510 U.S. 569, 579 (1994). In the website archiving context, the question is whether a library's reproduction and subsequent display of entire websites without material alteration is "transformative." The case law and legal opinions discussed below all indicate that library website archiving for the purpose of preservation and scholarship is transformative as that term is used by courts in the fair use context.

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        Data Curation Curriculum Search Engine

        Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on February 22nd, 2012

        The Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship has made the Data Curation Curriculum Search engine available.

        Here's an excerpt:

        The Data Curation Curriculum Search is a database of programs and courses covering data curation and closely related fields. The tool and all research has been conducted by the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois. This site is part of the broader impacts goals of the Data Conservancy project, a National Science Foundation collaboration under the Sustainable Digital Data Preservation and Access Network Partners (DataNet) program under the Office of Cyberinfrastructure. The larger Data Conservancy vision entails scientific data curation as a means to collect, organize, validate, and preserve data so that researchers can address research challenges facing society as a whole. To help further this vision, this site was designed to:

        • help researchers, administrators, and educators understand more generally the scope of education in the data curation area;
        • support the search for collaborators in the area of data curation;
        • help determine how peers are defining key terms across institutions; and
        • as an awareness and potential research tool.

        | Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

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          Review of Data Management Lifecycle Models

          Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on February 21st, 2012

          Alex Ball has self-archived Review of Data Management Lifecycle Models in the University of Bath institutional repository.

          Here's an excerpt:

          The importance of lifecycle models is that they provide a structure for considering the many operations that will need to be performed on a data record throughout its life. Many curatorial actions can be made considerably easier if they have been prepared for in advance – even at or before the point of record creation. For example, a repository can be more certain of the preservation actions it can perform if the rights and licensing status of the data has already been clarified, and researchers are more likely to be able to detail the methodologies and workflows they used if they record them at the time.

          | Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

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            Preserving Email

            Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on February 19th, 2012

            The Digital Preservation Coalition has released Preserving Email.

            Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

            Gareth Knight of King's College London welcomed the report. 'Preserving Email provides an excellent overview of the topic, drawing together observations made in a number of research projects to provide a succinct overview of the legal, technical, and cultural issues that must be addressed to ensure that these digital assets can be curated and preserved in the long-term. Its conclusion, providing a set of pragmatic, easy-to-understand recommendations that individuals and institutions may apply to better manage their email archive, highlights the complexity of email preservation. It also sends a clear message that it is something that everyone can perform.'

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              Data-Intensive Research: Community Capability Model Framework (Consultation Draft)

              Posted in Cyberinfrastructure/E-Science, Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on February 12th, 2012

              The Community Capability Model for Data-Intensive Research project has released a consultation draft of the Community Capability Model Framework.

              Here's an excerpt:

              The Community Capability Model Framework is a tool developed by UKOLN, University of Bath, and Microsoft Research to assist institutions, research funders and researchers in growing the capability of their communities to perform data-­-intensive research by

              • profiling the current readiness or capability of the community,
              • indicating priority areas for change and investment, and
              • developing roadmaps for achieving a target state of readiness.

              The Framework is comprised of eight capability factors representing human, technical and environmental issues. Within each factor are a series of community characteristics that are relevant for determining the capability or readiness of that community to perform data- intensive research.

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                Rendering Matters—Report on the Results of Research into Digital Object Rendering

                Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on February 2nd, 2012

                Archives New Zealand has released Rendering Matters—Report on the Results of Research into Digital Object Rendering.

                Here's an excerpt from the report:

                Maintaining the ability of an organisation or user to be able to "open" or "render" a file or set of files is one of the core digital preservation challenges. This report outlines the results of research investigating whether changes are introduced to the information that is presented to users when files are rendered in different hardware and software environments. The report concludes with a set of observations about the impact of the research and provides some recommendations for future research in this area.

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                  Open Access: Online Survey on Scientific Information in the Digital Age

                  Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Open Access, Open Science, Reports and White Papers on January 31st, 2012

                  The European Commission has released the Online Survey on Scientific Information in the Digital Age.

                  Here's an excerpt:

                  Respondents were asked if there is no access problem to scientific publications in Europe: 84 % disagreed or disagreed strongly with the statement. The high prices of journals/subscriptions (89%) and limited library budgets (85%) were signalled as the most important barriers to accessing scientific publications. More than 1,000 respondents (90%) supported the idea that publications resulting from publicly funded research should, as a matter of principle, be in open access (OA) mode. An even higher number of respondents (91%) agreed or agreed strongly that OA increased access to and dissemination of scientific publications. Self-archiving ("green OA") or a combination of self-archiving and OA publishing ("gold OA") were identified as the preferred ways that public research policy should facilitate in order to increase the number and share of scientific publications available in OA. Respondents were asked, in the case of self-archiving ("green OA"), what the desirable embargo period is (period of time during which publication is not yet open access): a six-month period was favoured by 56% of respondents (although 25% disagree with this option).

                  | Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography | Digital Scholarship Publications Overview |

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                    Digital Preservation: The Digital Dilemma 2: Perspectives from Independent Filmmakers, Documentarians and Nonprofit Audiovisual Archives

                    Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on January 29th, 2012

                    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released The Digital Dilemma 2: Perspectives from Independent Filmmakers, Documentarians and Nonprofit Audiovisual Archives (registration required).

                    The Academy’s first report, The Digital Dilemma: Strategic Issues in Archiving and Accessing Digital Motion Picture Materials (registration required), is also available.

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                      Digital Preservation: Report on Decision Factors and Their Influence on Planning

                      Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on January 26th, 2012

                      The Scalable Preservation Environments project has released the Report on Decision Factors and Their Influence on Planning.

                      Here's an excerpt:

                      This report sheds light on the actual decision criteria and influence factors to be considered when choosing digital preservation actions. It is based on an extensive evaluation of case studies on preservation planning for a range of different types of objects with partners from different institutional backgrounds. We analyse objective trees from a number of real-world decision making instances and classify the objectives and decision criteria. We analyse the measurability and required information for decision criteria, and the objectives and decision factors contained in objective trees. We further discuss the mapping of different quality models and map decision criteria to standardised models for decision factors in the areas of software quality, format assessment, and object properties.

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                        AIMS Born-Digital Collections: An Inter-Institutional Model for Stewardship

                        Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on January 22nd, 2012

                        The AIMS Project has released AIMS Born-Digital Collections: An Inter-Institutional Model for Stewardship.

                        Here's an excerpt:

                        The AIMS project evolved around a common need among the project partners — and most libraries and archives — to identify a methodology or continuous framework for stewarding born-digital archival materials. These materials have been slowly accumulating in archival backlogs for years but are rapidly growing as more contemporary collections are accessioned. . . .

                        Into this climate, the AIMS partners proposed an inter-institutional framework for stewarding born-digital content. The AIMS partners realized that they could not solve all problems associated with born-digital materials but decided to focus their attention on professional practice defined by archival principles and by the current state of collections at the partner institutions.

                        In developing the AIMS Framework, the project would apply a practitioner-based research approach by developing a model based on real case studies of collections at each institution. Applying our theories would confirm or challenge the initial framework which could then be used as a model around which to build individual workflows and processes within each partner's organization.

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