Simple preservation actions with few IT resources

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Title
Taking simple preservation actions that will begin to tackle preservation issues with few resources.

Detailed description
The collection of London 2012 material is catalgoued on our CALM cataloguing system. However, before putting a programme in place, we are looking for some simple preservation actions, for example, retaining some technical metadata, that will begin to tackle the issues before something can be put in place. 

Issue champion
Anne Archer

Other interested parties

 Silvia Gallotti

Possible Solution approaches

  • Use DROID to categorise files in collection and take checksums - can be rechecked periodically
  • Check 'at risk' file formats against collection file formats
  •  Run word cloud over collection to store high level info about the topic / subject before cataloguing in more detail

Context
Waiting for a digital preservation solution. Before this point, we want to ensure we are taking achievable preservation actions.

Lessons Learned
Working within current boundaries and starting to take small steps is useful.

Datasets

London 2012 Partnership governance and communication records

Solutions

freqy - word clouds for directories

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