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Preservation for Institutional Repositories: practical and invisible

Hitchcock, Steve, Brody, Tim, Hey, Jessie M.N. and Carr, Leslie (2005) Preservation for Institutional Repositories: practical and invisible At Ensuring Long-term Preservation and Adding Value to Scientific and Technical Data (PV2005). 21 - 23 Nov 2005. 9 pp.

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With good prospects for growth in institutional repository (IR) contents, in the UK, due to the proposed RCUK policy on mandating deposit of papers on funded work, and internationally due to the Berlin 3 recommendation, it is timely to investigate preservation solutions for IRs. The paper takes a broad view of preservation issues for IRs - based on practice, experience and visions for the future - from the perspective of Preserv, a JISC-funded project. It considers preservation in the context of IRs. Based on the OAIS preservation model, an architecture is proposed to support distributed preservation services for IRs. Work performed so far involves adapting the IR user deposit interface in a pilot version of EPrints software for building IRs, and determining accurate file format information using Pronom software. The paper looks ahead briefly at the role of preservation service providers, working for the IR, within this architecture. The strategy is to take practical steps that are, as far as possible, invisible to all but those concerned with the preservation process for IRs.

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Published date: 2005
Venue - Dates: Ensuring Long-term Preservation and Adding Value to Scientific and Technical Data (PV2005), 2005-11-21 - 2005-11-23
Keywords: digital preservation, institutional repositories, IRs, EPrints software, PRESERV


Local EPrints ID: 18774
PURE UUID: 11701384-4b5f-4ad5-bda7-c985aca4b0ae
ORCID for Leslie Carr: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 01 Dec 2005
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:34

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Author: Steve Hitchcock
Author: Tim Brody
Author: Jessie M.N. Hey
Author: Leslie Carr ORCID iD

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