Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Because digital preservation won’t just go away

Jisc Archivematica project update ...because digital preservation won’t just go away. Jenny Mitcham. Digital Archiving at the University of York blog. 17 April 2015.
Investigating Research Data Management; recognize that the tools used by digital archivists could have much to offer those who are charged with managing research data. The research will be based around the following questions:
  1. Why are we bothering to 'preserve' research data. What are the drivers here and what are the risks if we don't?
  2. What are the characteristics of research data?
  3. How might research data differ from other born digital data that institutions are archiving and preserving?
  4. What types of files are researchers producing?
  5. How would we incorporate the system into a wider technical infrastructure for research data management and what workflows would we put in place?
Previously they had conducted a survey that looked specifically at software packages used by researchers. They are investigating how existing digital preservation tools would handle these types of data and if these appear in Pronom.

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