Hi Kerstin,

That is a big topic. I am on a Born-digital Committee and the UCSB Davidson Library. There is also a UC Digitization Task Force. Both groups have Wikis but they are only available to members.

There has been a lot of research and committee work on the topic by many organizations. Here are some of the links that we have been researching.

Here are some of the links that our Born-digital Committee have on our wiki. If the links don't work on this email you could probable do a search to come up with some of the sites and articles.

The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) based in the United Kingdom is a good digital preservation resource. DCC states that the "purpose of our centre is to provide a national focus for research and development into curation issues and to promote expertise and good practice, both national and international, for the management of all research outputs in digital format" The DCC Curation Lifecycle model presents an excellent overview of good digital preservation practices.

Sara Higgins article[log in to unmask]" alt="" align="absmiddle" border="0" height="7" width="7"> states, "The DCC Curation Lifecycle Model provides a graphical high-level overview of the stages required for successful curation and preservation of data from initial conceptualization or receipt. The model can be used to plan activities within an organization or consortium to ensure that all necessary states are undertaken, each in the correct sequence. The model enables granular functionality to be mapped against it; to define roles and responsibilities; and build a framework of standards and technologies to implement. It can help with the process of identifying additional steps which may be required, or actions which are not required by certain situations or disciplines, and ensuring that processes and policies are adequately documented." - http://www.ijdc.net/index.php/ijdc/article/viewFile/69/48[log in to unmask]" alt="" align="absmiddle" border="0" height="7" width="7">

Michael Martin covers the lower level aspects of good preservation practices. He is a Records Management Specialist in the Archival Services Electronic Records Unit for the New York State Archives. Martin reports on their practices, which incorporate their review of many intuitional archives methods, such as the National Archives of Australia, Library of Congress and the Netherlands. He presents a workflow in his presentation. It starts with quarantining the data where they perform anti-virus checks, and generate checksums error detection. Then there is the preservation where the digital files are converted. Last comes the storage of the original-bit stream and converted files.

In this Powerpoint video David Rosenthal, who is chief scientist with the LOCKSS Program at Stanford University, explores sustainable approaches to format obsolescence in digital preservation. He explains how the Internet has changed digital preservation. He, like many others, is concerned about intellectual property laws. He thinks that the hardware and software product obsolescence is to some extent being overcome through the use of web standards, web publishing and Open Source emulators. Rosenthal is more concerned about intellectual property than obsolescence. He points out that most "content worth saving is making money," that lawyers have "massaged the law to their ends," and that they do not want us to keep a copy.

iPres2009 [log in to unmask]" alt="" align="absmiddle" border="0" height="7" width="7">     

This is a series of annual international conferences that bring together researchers and practitioners from around the world to explore the latest trends, innovations, and practices in preserving our scientific and cultural digital heritage.

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Using CRL/OCLC Trustworthy Repositories Audit and Certification: Criteria and Checklist (TRAC)[log in to unmask]" alt="" align="absmiddle" border="0" height="7" width="7"> as its foundation, the three-day workshop will provide an introduction to digital preservation before focusing on planning, assessment and digital preservation solutions.

Ten Principles[log in to unmask]" alt="" align="absmiddle" border="0" height="7" width="7">

In January 2007 representatives of four preservation organizations, The Digital Curation Center[log in to unmask]" alt="" align="absmiddle" border="0" height="7" width="7"> (U.K),  DigitalPreservationEurope[log in to unmask]" alt="" align="absmiddle" border="0" height="7" width="7">, NESTOR[log in to unmask]" alt="" align="absmiddle" border="0" height="7" width="7"> (Germany), and Center for Research Libraries[log in to unmask]" alt="" align="absmiddle" border="0" height="7" width="7"> (North America), convened at the Center for Research Libraries in Chicago. They met to seek consensus on core criteria for digital preservation repositories, and to guide further international efforts on auditing and certifying repositories. They came up with these ten principles.

Best Regards,
Callie

Kerstin Ringdahl wrote:
[log in to unmask]" type="cite">Greetings,

I have been asked to develop strategies for long-term preservation of digital records.
Wonder if anyone on this listserv has done much in this area?  Thank you for any hekp you can give me..

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Kerstin Ringdahl
University Archivist and Curator
of Special Collections
Robert A.L. Mortvedt Library
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA, 98447