Digital Preservation Planning
There is an immediate and urgent need to develop a robust digital preservation planning procedure. This, together with an audit of what is already there, is vital to building up a digital repository and a workable preservation strategy. Certain tools need to be identified to enable this kind of work to be done:
For auditing a repository:
DRAMBORA - http://www.repositoryaudit.eu/
Other interested parties
Any other parties who are also interested in applying Issue Solutions to their Datasets.
Possible Solution approaches
- testing out preservation planning tools
- suggestions of what worked/what didn't work from other developers/practitioners
This is part of a wider attempt to develop a robust preservation strategy to a small but growing digital repository in an underfunded but large local authority. The dataset is a small sample from a larger collection of digital assets with a variety of file types, descriptive metadata etc.
Notes on Lessons Learned from tackling this Issue that might be useful to inform digital preservation best practice
Reference to the appropriate Solution page(s), by hyperlink.