Thursday, April 02, 2015

Preservation Policy for Humans

Preservation Policy for Humans. Nick Ruest, Stephen Marks. Presentation, PASIG 2015. March 2015. [PDF].
Some questions to think about when creating the digital preservation policy:
  1. Where should I start?
  2. What do I care about?
  • Identify the aspects that are important and prioritize them.
  • Develop a collection development policy by getting input from your community. Identify your primary and secondary communities and determine that is important to them.
  • Determine what you can preserve, identify the scope of your efforts, and what you have the right to preserve.
  • Identify the size and type of objects that your infrastructure can preserve now, and what it may be able to support in the future.
  • When preserving objects, maintain the integrity, authenticity and usability of the objects over time. It is important for preservation that your actions are consistent with your plan.
The plan should address:
  1. The general approach
  2. The tools available
  3. The methods of applying the tools
With digital preservation there are different levels that can be implemented.
"There is no single right solution."

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