18 articles preservation

Brittle Books Reformatting Policy and Workflow

by the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is committed to building and sustaining collections for the use of students, faculty, visiting scholars, and the public. The UIUC Preservation Department reformats brittle and damaged books to ensure the preservation of the intellectual content of its collections. The UIUC…

Community Owned digital Preservation Tool Registry (COPTR)

COPTR describes tools useful for long term digital preservation and acts primarily as a finding and evaluation tool to help practitioners find the tools they need to preserve digital data. COPTR is collating the knowledge of the digital preservation community on preservation tools in one place. Instead of organisations competing against each other with their…

List of analog media inspection templates/forms – preservation

  by Chris Erickson, Digital Preservation Matters blog List of freely available analog media inspection templates, forms, or reports. Post available at this URL: https://preservationmatters.blogspot.com/2016/05/list-of-analog-media-inspection.html  Originally hosted on Github site available at this URL: https://github.com/amiaopensource/analog-inspection, with special thanks to Katherine Nagels for original list of resources. TEMPLATES/FORMS Guggenheim Museum, Conservation Department (date unknown): Media Report: Tape; Media Report:…

Providing Access to Disk Image Content: A Preliminary Approach and Workflow

Providing Access to Disk Image Content: A Preliminary Approach and Workflow By Walker Sampson and Alexandra Chassanoff In this poster, we describe a proposed workflow that can be used by collecting institutions acquiring disk images to support the provisioning of access to the born-digital content therein. https://phaidra.univie.ac.at/detail_object/o:429600 via Digital Preservation Matters

Developing a Born-Digital Preservation Workflow

Goals: 1. Develop a systematic approach to digital preservation (DP) of born-digital collections. 2. Gain experience with various DP hardware and software and figure out practical protocols —how does this all stuff work? 3. Use a real-life example, the electronic records of the Mary O’Hara papers. (MOH) http://digitalcommonwealth.memberlodge.org/Resources/Documents/Conference/2014/Developing-a-Born-Digital-Preservation-Workflow.pdf

Preservation Self-Assessment Program

The Preservation Self-Assessment Program (PSAP) is a free online tool that helps collection managers prioritize efforts to improve conditions of collections. Through guided evaluation of materials, storage/exhibit environments, and institutional policies, the PSAP produces reports on the factors that impact the health of cultural heritage materials, and defines the points from which to begin care.…

Media micro-services and archival workflows at CUNY Television

In this post, I’ll talk about micro-services, and the archival workflow at CUNY Television. I’ll also talk about the work I’ve done to modify and document the micro-services, and my impressions about working with code thus far. http://ndsr.nycdigital.org/media-miscro-services-and-archival-workflows-at-cuny-television/

Format Migrations at Harvard Library: An NDSR Project Update

The following is a guest post by Joey Heinen, National Digital Stewardship Resident at Harvard University Library. Joey Heinen As has been famously outlined by the Library of Congress on their website on sustainability factors for digital formats, digital material is just as susceptible to obsolescence as analog formats. Within digital preservation there are a…

Adoption of “BagIt” standard for Ingest and Export of Digital Objects

As alluded to in a previous post, the Library’s Digital Collections platform recently underwent a relatively major change – adopting the “BagIt” specification, developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), for ingest and export of our digital objects. Impetus for this change came form meeting with a potential future content producer for the platform,…