Updates

PASIG 2017 summary & presentation links

One of the best gatherings of the year is always the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) and DPN is proud to be a sponsoring organization. Many of the presentations are fairly technical, but there is always a “Boot Camp” on the first day that provides a foundation for those who could use the added context for what is to come over the next couple of days.

This year’s meeting was in Oxford, England earlier this month and it did not disappoint. Thanks to the Steering and Program committees for providing this wealth of information and networking to the community.

Link to all presentations.
• Crowdsourced notes are available here.  (The Twitter hashtag is #PASIG17 if you would like to see the comments.)
All of the presentations were excellent, but here are three that we would like to highlight:
DPN’s on-going peer-to-peer work  (Dave Pcolar)
Beyond the Repository: Integrating Local Preservation Systems with National Distribution Services  (Evviva Weinraub & Laura Alagna)  --  The report on the IMLS-funded project is very revealing about the state of digital preservation at the campus level and the survey results from this project are worth examining.
Sharing my loss to protect your data: A story of unexpected data loss and how to do real preservation  (Eduardo del Valle Perez)  --  It is unusual to hear stories of data loss, but this kind of information is extremely informative and valuable to the community.

DPN Meetings

September 2017 Membership Call Audio

If you were not able to participate in our September member call, you may find an audio file of the call at this link. The slides for our discussion can be found here. Some of the topics discussed were:

• Member deposit details
• Overview from Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG)
• DPN's presentation at PASIG, RDMI, and LC Storage

DPN Meetings

August 2017 Membership Call Audio

If you were not able to participate in our August member call, you may find an audio file of the call at this link. The slides for our discussion can be found here. Some of the topics discussed were:

• Preservation Metadata Working Group update
• DPN website updates
• Peer to Peer Pilot

Updates

Digital Preservation Workflow Curriculum Now Available

In response to DPN members’ concerns around the issues of workflow for digital preservation, DPN worked with AVPreserve to develop a digital preservation workflow curriculum to share with DPN members and others in the digital preservation community. The curriculum is being released with a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution Share Alike (CC-BY-SA) license. (License details here.)

This workshop curriculum will equip participants with a set of skills and knowledge that will enable them to enact programmatic digital preservation within their organization and is focused on equipping organizations with the capability to implement and manage a digital preservation program. The workshop modules present the requirements of a digital preservation ecosystem from two parallel viewpoints:  governance and program management as well as asset management.

Each of the six modules is estimated to require approximately two hours and it is suggested that the workshop take place over two full days. The modules are:

  • Enabling Programmatic Digital Preservation
  • Selection
  • Preparing for Submission
  • Submission & Ingest
  • Post-Submission
  • Sustainability

DPN is pleased to make this valuable curriculum available and only asks that terms of the CC-BY-SA license be observed. (Details here.) You may download the files here within our "best practices" section. We trust it will be an effective asset as organizations continue in the critical work of preserving the scholarly, historical, and cultural record for this and future generations.

Newsletter

News From DPN - July 2017

DPN’s Executive Director, Mary Molinaro, shares important news for the preservation community including: how members are working together to achieve solutions that can not be realized separately, encouragement to attend the annual NDSA conference in October, an article on trends in digital preservation capacity, and a couple of job opportunities. You may see all the details here.