Preservation and Archiving Policy “Warehouse”
Submitted by on Tue, 2009-09-29 12:01
Ithaca, NY How do institutions decide what to save, and who makes those decisions? What are some current ideas around establishing review processes? What are the interrelated implications for long-term sustainability? These are some of the questions that come up when knowledge management groups, organizations and institutions reflect on which parts of their heritage of science and culture they will keep, and for how long.
Sun Microsystems Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) co-sponsored by Stanford University is an example of a collaborative university, library, and industry forum that examines P & A issues that impact many communities. The end result of P & A investigations for most institutions is to articulate high-level policies that define an organization’s commitment to digital preservation as an essential component of an effective and sustainable program.
The DuraSpace Preservation and Archiving Solution Community has aggregated digital preservation policies for the community to use as a resource in researching how others have tackled these issues. View the digital preservation policy list here: http://www.fedora-commons.org/confluence/display/FCCWG/Digital+Preservation+Policies