New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation

New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation

Date: March 2011
Creator: Walters, Tyler & Skinner, Katherine
Description: The report looks at how libraries are developing new roles and services in the arena of digital curation for preservation. The authors consider a "promising set of new roles that libraries are currently carving out in the digital arena," describing emerging strategies for libraries and librarians and highlighting collaborative approaches through a series of case studies of key programs and projects. They also provide helpful definitions and offer recommendations for libraries considering how best to make or expand their investments in digital curation. Issues and developments within and across the sciences and humanities are considered.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Chronicles in Preservation Project

Chronicles in Preservation Project

Date: February 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin & Skinner, Katherine
Description: This paper discusses digital preservation frameworks.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Community-Driven Approaches to Digital Preservation

Community-Driven Approaches to Digital Preservation

Date: August 12, 2011
Creator: Halbert, Martin & Skinner, Katherine
Description: This presentation discusses community-driven approaches to digital preservation. The authors state the importance of collaboration and who is collaborating and how. In addition, information on some core principles of collaborative preservation and what these look like in practice.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Preserving Our Collections, Preserving Our Missions

Preserving Our Collections, Preserving Our Missions

Date: 2010
Creator: Halbert, Martin & Skinner, Katherine
Description: This book chapter discusses digital collection preservation. The authors provide a philosophical base for cultural memory organizations' need to participate in distributed digital preservation solutions as community-owned and community-led initiatives. This chapter will be useful for all readers, particularly those with questions about the value of collaborative engagement in the digital arena for cultural memory organizations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Guidelines for Digital Newspaper Preservation Readiness

Guidelines for Digital Newspaper Preservation Readiness

Date: March 4, 2014
Creator: Skinner, Katherine & Schultz, Matt
Description: The Guidelines for Digital Newspaper Preservation Readiness address a specific set of preservation challenges faced by libraries, archives, historical societies, and other organizations that curate substantial collections of digital newspaper content. The Guidelines are intended to inform curators and collection managers at libraries, archives, historical societies, and other such memory organizations about various practical readiness activities that they can take. They provide links to technical resources that curators can either implement themselves or work with their technical staff to implement. The Guidelines (Version 1.0) only deal with digital newspapers at this point, not broadcast or other forms of digital news.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Comparative Analysis of  Distributed Digital Preservation  (DDP) Systems

Comparative Analysis of Distributed Digital Preservation (DDP) Systems

Date: April 2, 2014
Creator: Schultz, Matt & Skinner, Katherine
Description: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)-funded Chronicles in Preservation project (http://metaarchive.org/neh/) completed this Comparative Analysis of three Distributed Digital Preservation systems to analyze their underlying technologies and methodologies: -Chronopolis using iRODS (http://chronopolis.sdsc.edu/). -University of North Texas using Coda (http://www.library.unt.edu/). -MetaArchive Cooperative using LOCKSS (http://metaarchive.org/). This Comparative Analysis is not intended to designate any of the Distributed Digital Preservation (DDP) systems as superior or inferior to one another in any of the areas disclosed. On the contrary, digital preservation is often best served by maintaining a variety of solutions, and each of the three DDP systems have partnered actively with one another on several digital preservation initiatives and are learning constantly from one another’s approaches. The Chronicles in Preservation project, and more specifically, this Comparative Analysis, has been undertaken by these three systems in order to test, document, and refine their processes, not in isolation, but as a collaborative effort.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Providing the ETDs of Today for the Researchers of Tomorrow

Providing the ETDs of Today for the Researchers of Tomorrow

Date: December 11, 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Skinner, Katherine & Schultz, Matt
Description: This presentation will highlight and discuss the early findings from an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)-funded project hosted by the University of North Texas (UNT) that is researching and documenting a range of life cycle curation and preservation practices for Electronic Theses and Dissertations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Preservation of Newspapers: Preliminary Findings of the Chronicles in Preservation Project

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

Date: October 4, 2012
Creator: Skinner, Katherine; Halbert, Martin & Schultz, Matt
Description: This presentation discusses the preliminary findings of the 'Chronicles in Preservation' project involving the preservation of newspapers. In this presentation, the authors describe the project background, the state of the field report, and the phase 1 findings and progress.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Chronicles in Preservation: Curation Practices for Born-Digital and Digitized Newspaper Collections

Chronicles in Preservation: Curation Practices for Born-Digital and Digitized Newspaper Collections

Date: April 2012
Creator: Skinner, Katherine; Halbert, Martin & Walters, Tyler
Description: This presentation discusses the Chronicles in Preservation project. This project aims to study, document, and model the use of data preparation practices and distributed digital preservation frameworks to collaboratively preserve digitized and born-digital newspaper collections. This presentation gives the background of the Chronicles in Preservation project, the State of the Field report, and early findings.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Getting ETDs off the Calf-Path: Digital Preservation Readiness for Growing ETD Collections and Distributed Preservation Networks

Getting ETDs off the Calf-Path: Digital Preservation Readiness for Growing ETD Collections and Distributed Preservation Networks

Date: June 11, 2009
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Skinner, Katherine & McMillan, Gail
Description: This paper addresses "Calf-Path" problems for Electronic Theses and Dissertation (ETD) repositories, problems associated with the early ad hoc and idiosyncratic workflow patterns. This paper also documents relatively simple principles and guidelines for such ETD programs that can greatly improve the subsequent likelihood of implementing successful distributed digital preservation programs. These best practices can benefit start-up programs that have not yet established regular procedures and standards for directory structures, metadata, and file naming conventions. These guidelines were distilled from workflow analyses within the MetaArchive Cooperative.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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