Digital Preservation Planning

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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:


Issue champion

Rachel MacGregor

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.

Lessons Learned
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.

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