Transforming repositories: from repository managers to institutional data managers

Hitchcock, Steve, Tarrant, David and Carr, Les (2010) Transforming repositories: from repository managers to institutional data managers At ECA 2010, 8th European Conference on Digital Archiving. 28 - 30 Apr 2010.


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The last decade has seen support for digital preservation transformed. There are now a multitude of organisations, training courses, and software development tools to help guide managers of digital data towards preservation decisions and solutions. But how well do these approaches understand the needs and requirements of users? This presentation was given at ECA 2010, a conference for digital archiving professionals. But not everyone can be a digital archiving specialist. At a time of exploding volumes of digital content, especially on the Web, many non-specialists need help in preserving digital content. The presentation looks at the applicability and practicality of all this support for one class of user, digital repositories, and in particular institutional repositories (IRs) and their managers. We report on a course on digital preservation tools, designed by repository managers as part of the JISC KeepIt project. Positive feedback from the evaluations of this course show that the emergence of the tools used in this course is a great story for digital preservation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Additional Information: Event Dates: 28-30 April 2010
Venue - Dates: ECA 2010, 8th European Conference on Digital Archiving, 2010-04-28 - 2010-04-30
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Keywords: digital preservation, digital repositories, institutional repositories, digital preservation training, digital preservation tools, KeepIt project, KeepIt course
Organisations: Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 270986
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Date Event
29 April 2010Accepted/In Press
Date Deposited: 05 May 2010 13:21
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 18:26
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