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Best of Both: Connecting a institutional digital repository and a digital preservation service

Bishop, L. (2008) Best of Both: Connecting a institutional digital repository and a digital preservation service. In: Third International Conference on Open Repositories 2008, 1-4 April 2008, Southampton, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

Institutional digital repositories are growing at a rapid rate. With expansion, however, come new challenges. Three areas identified in the recent JISC digital repository review include handling data and other file formats in addition to text and pdf research outputs, sustainability and long-term preservation, and better integrating repositories into researchers’ work practices and the life cycle of research projects. A newly launched project, Timescapes, will create an archive of qualitative longitudinal data based at the University of Leeds and has been designed to develop and test solutions in these three areas. The Timescapes Archive will have two components: there will be a digital repository at Leeds that will be the receiving facility for incoming content. This repository will be an extension of the existing MIDESS system at Leeds and explicitly designed to accommodate multi-media file formats. This repository will support data preparation, metadata enhancement, and data sharing, both within the Timescapes team and with other authorised users. The repository will send appropriately prepared (e.g., compliant with OAIS and DDI standards) to the UK Data Archive at the University of Essex for preservation. Dissemination versions of files (whether produced at Leeds or UKDA) will be managed from the repository. Thus the repository will have primary responsibility for ingest and dissemination with the UKDA handling preservation. This paper will first address the distinctive features of the Timescapes archive and its design process. Secondly it will discuss the implementation strategies used to date in the project. Finally, it will report on successes and challenges encountered so far. The project is still in its first year so all findings are tentative. However, it is hoped that by sharing our experience early, the project will benefit from others’ experience and perhaps also be of some value to others.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Creators:Libby Bishop
Subjects:Main Conference > Tuesday 1st April > 2b - Sustainability (a)
ID Code:8
Deposited By: Leslie Carr
Deposited On:27 Mar 2008 19:46
Last Modified:26 Oct 2011 16:07

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