Monday, April 04, 2016

Minimal Effort Ingest

Minimal Effort Ingest. Bolette Ammitzbøll Jurik, Asger Askov Blekinge, Kåre Fiedler Christiansen. Statsbiblioteket, Danmark. March 29, 2016. Poster   Abstract
     The poster won best poster award at iPres2015. An expensive part of ingesting digital collections into repositories is the quality assurance, which traditionally happens before ingest.  This ensures that only data which complies with the repository data formatting and documentation standards is preserved.

With Minimal Effort Ingest, which is a different approach to ingest and Quality Assurance, the data is ingested as it is; quality assurance happens after ingest. This method makes it possible to ingest the content quickly, especially older collections. Quality assurance failures are handled within the repository. Preservation actions can be taken in the future as needed and as resources are available. "Repositories implementing Minimal Effort Ingest are eventually consistent, content- and preservation-wise, with the OAIS model."

"Performing preservation actions post-ingest on the repository content, rather than during ingest provides benefits in both development effort and preservation liability."

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