At the Irish Jesuit Archives, I am taking the first tentative steps in investigating digital preservation.
Aim: Ensure that born-digital material in the Irish Jesuit Archives is secure and preserved for the future. (Setting myself quite a challenge, and determined not going to use Rothenberg quote!)
What are the constraints? Lone archivist, some ICT knowledge, no survey of digital material, no finance, no ‘real’ digital preservation experience…
Plan: Firstly, I am going to try and read as much as possible and document (on openoffice) what I have read and how to implement some of what I have learnt. I will post further ramblings here.
- Fifty Digital Preservation Activities you can do via Library of Congress @ndipp
- Preserving (Digital) Objects with Restricted Resources
- Digital archiving in Ireland: national survey of the humanities and social sciences via Digital Repository of Ireland @dri_ireland
- What I wish I know before I started via Digital Preservation Coalition
- Getting Started in Digital Preservation via Digital Preservation Coalition
- future Arch = traditional archives + digital archives @ the Bod
- Digital Preservation via Library of Congress @ndipp and The Signal blog
- “Intro to Digital Preservation #1 - Preservation Planning and Overview of PREMIS for Beginners” via the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries
- Future Proof - Protecting our digital future via @FutureProofNSW