sustainability

DMPonline: up, up and away

2018 has been action-packed for DMPonline with the launch of the DMPRoadmap codebase, major new releases, the rollout of a new subscription model and switch to multi-tenant deployment of the DCC-hosted service. We have grown from 3 to 23 customers in the last quarter and have been busy visiting our early adopters from Finland and Maastricht in the final days before Christmas to make plans for next year. We welcome a new full-time member of staff to the DMPonline support team in January and are planning a series of training events and user group sessions in Spring. Read full details in the year in review.

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Leadership opportunities

Those interested in leadership in Digital and Data Curation should keep an eye on the relevant UK press and lists over the next week or so for anything of interest...

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iPres 2009: Kejser on Danish cost model on migration

[CR: missed the start of this posting the last one!]Using a cost model for digital curation, based on the functional breakdown from OAIS. Multiply break down activities until get to costable components; loos rather frightening. Have use case for digital migration. Cost factors include format interpretation, software provision (development of reader, writer & translator). Interesting data in person weeks for development of migration, eg TIFF to PDF/A as 34.7 person weeks (!!)

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iPres 2009: Wheatley on LIFE3

Paul reviews the two earlier phases of LIFE; LIFE3 is UCL, BL & HATII [disclosure: DCC partner; disclosure, I’m also an “expert” on LIFE panels etc] at Glasgow University. Defined a lifecycle approach to costing, creating a generic model of digital preservation lifecycle. LIFE3 is now trying to create a costing tool based on costing models based on stages of the digital lifecycle. Will use previous LIFE data, also Keeping Research data Safe project.

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Sustainable preservation and access : Interim report

I'm a member of the grandly titled Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access, which has just released the interim report of its first year's scoping activity. Neil Beagrie spotted the press release, and blogged it earlier.As the Executive Summary says

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Bryan Lawrence on metadata as limit on sustainability

Opening the Sustainability session at the Digital Curation Conference, Bryan Lawrence of the Centre for Environmental Data Archival and the British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC), spoke trenchantly (as always) on sustainability with specific reference to the metadata needed for preservation and curation, and for facilitation for now and the future. Preservation is not enough; active curation is needed.

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Open Repositories 2008

The 2008 Open Repositories conference (OR08) started yesterday in Southampton. I promised Chris I'd make a blog post whilst I was there but this fell through when my laptop started playing up. Now that I'm back (and preparing to go to Wigan to speak at a different event tomorrow), I wanted to make a quick post about the session on sustainability.

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