What are the most important elements to consider in writing an organisational or corporate digital preservation strategy? By organisational or corporate, I mean a strategy that goes beyond the ...
What is the most effective way of sorting large, unsorted electronic archive collections to enable cataloguing?
We have a number of large, unsorted electronic archive collections that have very little descriptive metadata. We have very little knowledge about the content of the collections and there is no ...
What should go into a decision about how many copies of digital objects libraries should keep for digital preservation
Is there a right answer for how many copies one should be keeping of digital content an organization is keeping? Given the amount of issues involved the answer is likely no. Clearly only one copy is a ...
What are the benefits of having both digital and physical collections management duties handled by one position or person rather than separating them into distinct responsibilities? I'm specifically ...
If a library is looking into forming a digitization team dedicated to digitizing your rare & special collections: How should what gets digitized be determined? Should this be focused more on ...
What aspects of authenticity should libraries and archives be attending to in digital preservation activities?
I'm interested in a comprehensive set of related notions of authenticity of digital objects in the context of digital preservation. In this sense, I would be curious to know how we should be thinking ...
If the aim is to preserve access to intellectual content encoded in a PDF file, I'm interested in what risks might prevent (or increase the difficulty of) access to that content now or in the future. ...
What has been found to be the most effective alternate term for “digital preservation” when communicating beyond the library and archives community?
The term "digital preservation" can be a turn-off when there is a need to describe, sell or make the case for implementing this kind of work. Curation, digital stewardship, permanent access... Which ...
What tools are recommended for characterising, assessing or appraising digital content acquired for preservation by an archive?
I'm particularly interested in positive (or negative!) experiences of using particular tools to extract basic technical or content focused information which can then be used to inform decisions around ...
My collecting institution has a small digital collection. Because the collection is rather small backing items up to DuraCloud or in a LOCKSS system are not feasible. Backing items up on the ...