Implications for Research Libraries Preserving knowledge is one of the most vital and rapidly changing fundamental roles of the research library. High resolution TIFF images for graphical representations of each page that are very faithful to the source.
If nothing else it preserves a copy of the basic data while other migration strategies are explored. Plenary lectures [after invitation] will cover major accomplishments, trends and technical challenges.
Workflow flatfab marries digital modeling and traditional craftsmanship. Our responses will require a shift in focus from delivering products e.
This strategy is, strictly speaking, outside the scope of this study. In the virtual world a neutral mechanism to create community interactions is needed. Developing the Supporting Infrastructure Research libraries will be best served by focusing on their critical core competencies while partnering with other organizational players.
Research libraries ought to be committed to finding them. Normally the collection manager would select one or other strategy as being the most appropriate for each category of digital resource.
The latest version of the leading word processing package should be backward compatible with the previous one or two versions. The terms of reference for the study calls upon the study to cover three potential strategies for ensuring long term access to digital information.
A "core" metadata profile has been designed to support the minimum amount of metadata needed to describe and manage information. The level of description used with research data is critical to discovering new ways of combining and using data.
This redundancy insures that files are safeguarded against corruption or loss and readily available whenever a researcher needs access.
Infrastructure needs to be funded to enable research, and we need to be prepared to make the point repeatedly that libraries are part of the infrastructure. Research libraries have a long tradition of creatively coordinating resource sharing across multiple institutions.
The logical next step with this approach is, therefore, to plan to archive a copy of the operating system software with all the original application programs that run on it and all the files to be decoded by those application programs. However, simply preserving the digital information on several copies of a stable, digital medium is not sufficient.
The advocates of this strategy stress that to really replicate the behaviour of a program and the look and feel of a document or publication then you need to be running the original environment.
Because it takes a community to meet these challenges, how many research libraries need to work together to meet specific eResearch needs, and how do we collaborate in new, more effective ways. A "canonical" representation for information presents the "truest" version of the source information, in a manner that is easily re-used by researchers.
The main content of the paper involves: Continuous adaptation is required; a diversity of approaches resulting in a variety of experiments should be celebrated. Discussion surrounding support of eResearch environments has focused on the overwhelming volume of data produced, with attendant challenges of scaling up capture and preservation capabilities.
The structure map indicates both logical and physical components of a complex information object. We aim to perform world-class research in the analysis, design and implementation of CI methodologies. As a neutral commons, research libraries could provide collaborative facilities that allow startup efforts to congeal and connections to evolve.
However, even here there are difficulties given the rapid obsolescence of computer components. Technical challenges include the selection of an alkaline additive, selecting and implementing a way to distribute this alkaline substance uniformly in the sheet and bound volumes, avoiding excessively high pH conditions, minimizing the rate of loss of physical properties such as resistance to folding, and avoiding any conditions that cause evident damage to the documents one is trying to preserve.
Libraries can be the conveners that establish a common ground among different players.
Data used to be hidden behind office walls, scribbled in notebooks, stored in file cabinets, and recorded on hard drives. Where it differs from the previous strategy is in how it creates the operating system and hardware environment that the original application program was designed to run on.
This requires fluid staffing structures and a more dynamic structural model than our current practice of assigning departmental or subject liaisons. Even for information that is encoded in a contemporary standard form a bibliographic database in USMARC or a corporate financial database in SQL relational tablesforward migration of the information to a new standard or application program is, as anyone knows who has witnessed or participated in such a process, time-consuming, costly and much more complex than simple refreshing".
RUcore insures fidelity to the source information in the following ways: This approach is reviewed below as option two. Accepted papers will be divided into sessions.
Context can be layered on top of the core data model to meet the needs of the owning researchers and their research community.
Still others will be created by intelligent agents crawling the Web, remote repositories, and local resources. Cultural heritage shapes our identities and everyday lives. Developers have achieved considerable progress, and modern librarians and researchers have many procedures from which to choose as a starting point for further developments.
There would be a danger that if the data was copied to another type of medium - then all the links between the data and the access software used to retrieve the data would be lost and it might not be possible to use the access software at all.
Dr de Vries' research focuses on digital preservation. She is the lead researcher in the Computer Archaeology Laboratory. Computer Archaeology is the science of recovering computer data encoded and/or encrypted in now obsolete media or formats. The framework of the digital preservation model of paper-cut is shown in Fig The research content This research constructs a multimedia interactive system framework of digital virtual preservation and retention of national and folk cultural heritage based on information technology starting from digital preservation and dissemi-nation of.
The Digital Preservation Network is a membership organization that was conceived and developed by a group of academic institutions in response to a growing concern that the digital scholarship and cultural heritage materials of today are not being preserved for scholars of tomorrow.
state of research into and practice in the sustainability of digital preservation, particularly regarding the concrete components that drive costs in the area of digital preservation.
Part of this endeavor includes determining whether any important gaps in the literature still exist and if so, to. Levels of Digital Preservation. The “Levels of Digital Preservation” (PDF; Proceedings of the Archiving (IS&T) Conference, AprilWashington, DC) are a tiered set of recommendations for how organizations should begin to build or enhance their digital preservation activities.
A work in progress by the NDSA, it is intended to be a. Oct 22, · The Digital Preservation Capability Maturity Model referred to above is definitely one I am interested in and can be found here. The Assessing Organisational Readiness toolkit proved harder to track down (as the twitter conversation suggested there was a link rot issue) but I managed to get hold of a pdf version with another call out to Twitter.Research on modelling digital paper-cut preservation