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:
PLATO - http://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/dp/plato/intro.html
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
Vanley Burke Archive - sample for digital asset audit
Reference to the appropriate Solution page(s), by hyperlink.