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Guidelines for Digital Newspaper Preservation Readiness

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on March 7th, 2014

The Educopia Institute has released Guidelines for Digital Newspaper Preservation Readiness.

Here's an excerpt:

These Guidelines are an effort to distill preservation-readiness steps into incremental processes that an institution of almost any size or type can deploy to begin maturing its digital newspaper content management practices.

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    AV Digitisation and Digital Preservation TechWatch Report #01

    Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Media, Digitization, Reports and White Papers on March 6th, 2014

    The PrestoCentre has released the AV Digitisation and Digital Preservation TechWatch Report #01.

    Here's an excerpt:

    This first TechWatch Report has been written by members of PrestoCentre involved in the Presto4U project and was compiled through meetings they had with specialist technology vendors and researchers late 2013.

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      Geospatial Data Stewardship: Key Online Resources

      Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on March 6th, 2014

      The National Digital Stewardship Alliance has released Geospatial Data Stewardship: Key Online Resources.

      Here's an excerpt:

      This document lists online resources that highlight key concepts and practices supporting the preservation and stewardship of digital geospatial data and information. GIS practitioners take the initial preservation actions in the decisions they make regarding data creation and management. Librarians, archivists and museum professionals are often called on to support access and the long-term historical and temporal analysis of these same materials. The resources below offer a starting point to methods, tools and approaches across the information lifecycle to assist in understanding current best practices in the stewardship of geospatial data.

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        "PREMIS-Lite, a Preservation Metadata Generator"

        Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Metadata on March 5th, 2014

        Todd P. Swanson has published "PREMIS-Lite, a Preservation Metadata Generator" in Library Philosophy and Practice

        Here's an excerpt:

        Using the PREMIS standard as a model this project creates a "PREMIS-Lite" xml preservation metadata generator. This PREMIS-Lite XML generator and its supporting PREMIS-Lite semantic unit definition, user guide, and crosswalk combine to allow for the simple capture and creation of preservation metadata at the object level.

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          Digital Curation News (3/4/2014) #digitalpreservation

          Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on March 4th, 2014

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            DuraSpace Launches DSpaceDirect

            Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Repositories, DSpace, DuraSpace, Institutional Repositories, Open Access on March 4th, 2014

            DuraSpace has launched DSpaceDirect.

            Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

            Today the DuraSpace organization is pleased to announce the public launch of DSpaceDirect—the only hosted repository solution for low-cost discovery, access, archiving, and preservation. DSpaceDirect is now available with convenient features that include fast start-up, you-pick customization, no-cost upgrades, content preservation options, anytime data access and all-the-time data control—all at a price that puts solutions for long-term access to digital scholarly assets within reach of institutions of any size. . . .

            Built on DSpace, the most widely-used repository application in the world with more than 1,500 installed instances, DSpaceDirect was inspired by the idea that the past creates the future as each generation builds knowledge on the scholarship that came before. DSpaceDirect is a hosted DSpace repository service that allows institutions of any size to afford to keep their digital content safe and accessible over time. Small institutions are able to get a repository up and running right away that can be made available to patrons as well as to new users worldwide. Users say that the DSpaceDirect easy start-up accelerates discussions about digital content stewardship and preservation best practices at their institutions.

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              Mike Furlough Named Executive Director of HathiTrust

              Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, People in the News on February 27th, 2014

              Mike Furlough has been named Executive Director of HathiTrust.

              Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

              The HathiTrust Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Furlough as the Executive Director of HathiTrust. Furlough comes to HathiTrust from The Pennsylvania State University, where he is currently Associate Dean for Research and Scholarly Communications. Furlough has more than a dozen years of experience leading initiatives in digital scholarship, content stewardship, and scholarly communications, and has served for the last nine months as an inaugural member of HathiTrust's Program Steering Committee. Furlough will begin his tenure as Executive Director on May 19.

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                Feet on the Ground: A Practical Approach to the Cloud—Nine Things to Consider When Assessing Cloud Storage

                Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Media on February 26th, 2014

                AudioVisual Preservation Solutions, has released Feet on the Ground: A Practical Approach to the Cloud—Nine Things to Consider When Assessing Cloud Storage.

                Here's an excerpt:

                There is no all-in-one solution that will fulfill every archives' needs for preservation storage. Often, cloud storage services fulfill a portion of an organization's larger preservation infrastructure, providing secure back up for preservation copies or supporting delivery of access files from low-latency storage. Vetting and selection is therefore the alignment of organizational and collection needs with the offerings and functionality of a service. This means defining your acceptance criteria for optimal functionality and understanding how a service will fit in your preservation environment.

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