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MetaArchive: Final Report

MetaArchive: Final Report

Date: March 13, 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Skinner, Katherine; Walters, Tyler & Schultz, Matt
Description: This report provides summary information about the goals, activities, and results of this project, focusing on January 2008-December 2011. Section One will provide a brief summary of the outcomes of the project work based on the authors' project's performance objectives. Section Two will offer a brief reiteration of the authors' project's original goals and ambitions and an in-depth discussion of the authors' findings and development activities. Section Three will describe plans for the program's continuation and its long-term impact. Section Four will provide a list of the staff who have worked on various aspects of this project during the project period.
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Appendix A: Preservation Business Model

Appendix A: Preservation Business Model

Date: March 13, 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Skinner, Katherine; Walters, Tyler & Schultz, Matt
Description: This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. This appendix includes the 2010-2013 Strategic Plan which highlights the Educopia institute's strengths and achievements to date and details the strategic planning process. Specifically this strategic plan declares Educopia institute's: Mission statement, Vision, Three Critical Challenges, and Six Programmatic Goals (with objectives and strategies).
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Cataloguing in 2012: On The Cusp Of RDA

Cataloguing in 2012: On The Cusp Of RDA

Date: September 2012
Creator: Harden, Jean, 1948-
Description: This article discusses changes in music cataloguing systems.
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Appendix D: LOCKSSBAGGER Tool

Appendix D: LOCKSSBAGGER Tool

Date: March 9, 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Skinner, Katherine; Walters, Tyler & Schultz, Matt
Description: This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. This appendix document describes tools. These tools are designed to facilitate the transfer of data contained within a number of LOCKSS archival units and packaged into bags. The bags are then transferred to the iRODS grid. The user has the option of creating and sending filled bags, or holey bags. The primary tools are written in Python, and make use of the iRODS command line utilities for data transfer.
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Appendix E: MetaArchive-iRODS Transfer

Appendix E: MetaArchive-iRODS Transfer

Date: March 9, 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Skinner, Katherine; Walters, Tyler & Schultz, Matt
Description: This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. This appendix document describes an automation process that involved the sending of a Folger Shakespeare Library collection (246 archival units measuring 1.3TB) hosted on a University of North Texas (UNT) LOCKSS cache to a storage resource hosted by Chronopolis at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC).
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Appendix B: MetaArchive-SRB Transfer

Appendix B: MetaArchive-SRB Transfer

Date: March 9, 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Skinner, Katherine; Walters, Tyler & Schultz, Matt
Description: This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. This appendix document is a report on the status of a two-phase transfer test being carried out between the MetaArchive Cooperative and Chronopolis. These tests aim to demonstrate a proof-of-concept that the MetaArchive network may use Chronopolis's data grid preservation service as an exit strategy in the event that either MetaArchive or LOCKSS becomes unsustainable in the future.
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Digital Preservation of Newspapers: Findings of the Chronicles in Preservation Project

Digital Preservation of Newspapers: Findings of the Chronicles in Preservation Project

Date: October 2012
Creator: Skinner, Katherine; Schultz, Matt; Halbert, Martin & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: In this paper, the authors describe research led by Educopia Institute regarding the preservation needs for digitized and born-digital newspapers. The 'Chronicles in Preservation' project, builds upon previous efforts (e.g. the U.S. National Digital Newspaper Program) to look more broadly at the needs of digital newspapers in all of their diverse and challenging forms. This paper conveys the findings of the first research phase, including substantive survey results regarding digital newspaper curation practices.
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Appendix C: MetaArchive-iRODS Transfer Prep

Appendix C: MetaArchive-iRODS Transfer Prep

Date: March 9, 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Skinner, Katherine; Walters, Tyler & Schultz, Matt
Description: This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. This appendix document describes the preparation of archival units residing on a LOCKSS file system that have been designated for packaging and exchange with a non-LOCKSS-based preservation environment-in this case an iRODS grid-based environment.
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Comparison of Strategies and Policies for Building Distributed Digital Preservation Infrastructure: Initial Findings from the MetaArchive Cooperative

Comparison of Strategies and Policies for Building Distributed Digital Preservation Infrastructure: Initial Findings from the MetaArchive Cooperative

Date: 2009
Creator: Halbert, Martin
Description: This article offers a comparison of strategies and policies for building distributed digital preservation infrastructure.
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Quality Review of Digital Newspapers: Lessons Learned at UNT

Quality Review of Digital Newspapers: Lessons Learned at UNT

Date: September 27, 2012
Creator: Fisher, Sarah Lynn
Description: This presentation was presented at the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) Awardee Conference in Washington, D.C. The presentation describes a quality review of digital newspapers and lessons learned at the University of North Texas (UNT).
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