Posts Tagged ‘preservation strategies’

Just a quick place-marking type post to point people towards the presentation slides from today’s Edinburgh Digital Preservation Roadshow, particularly those from Jane Brown on the National Archive of Scotland’s Digital Data Archive.  NAS has written an in-house workflow tool for ingest in .NET, and, interestingly, are proposing to follow the Australians in an up-front normalisation to open-source strategy, rather than the migration model favoured by The National Archives in London. Local archivists may be particularly interested because NAS are users of the Calm collections management system, which is in widespread use across the sector in the UK. I wondered during the presentation why I’d not encountered the Digital Data Archive before, but apparently this was its first public outing.  It looks an impressive achievement, considering that they estimate the total staff resource on the project to approximate to only one full time equivalent over the last four to five years.  I am due to visit the NAS soon, so hopefully more to follow…

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