Digital Preservation Resources

The field of digital preservation is, as one colleague recently pointed out, still very experimental. However there is a wealth of documentation and support coming from the community. Following up on my previous post about the NEDCC Digital Directions workshop, here is a summary list of the tools and resources mentioned at the session.

Digital preservation workflow at the most basic level.

Digital Curation
Attributes of Trusted Digital Repositories, OCLC 2002

Open Archival Information System, CCSDS 2003, 2012

Overview: What is Digital Curation?

DCC Lifecycle Model (University of Edinburgh)


Access and Reuse: Examples and Networks

Rijksstudio in Amsterdam

Serendip-o-matic: Let Your Sources Surprise You

Established collaboration networks:
Chronopolis — Digital Preservation Across Space & Time
Mirador a complimentary interface for searching IIIF-compliant collections


Project Planning & Management

Handbook for Digital Projects, [PDF, 1.4 Mb] Paul Conway, NEDCC, 2000

IMLS National Grant Application – useful framework for organizing thoughts and plans, even if not applying for funding

Project management tools: Basecamp, Microsoft Project, Zohoprojects

Task management tools: Asana, Trello


Guidelines and Best Practices

Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access, San Diego Supercomputer Center

Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) (general)

FADGI: Audio-Visual Working Group

Guide to Developing a Request for Proposal for the Digitization of Video (and more), AVPreserve


Evaluation and Quality Assurance

AVPreserve: Tools

FADGI Guidelines

Embedded Metadata in Broadcast WAVE Files

Minimal Descriptive Embedded Metadata in Digital Still Images

Field Audio Collection Evaluation Tool (FACET)

Format Characteristics and Preservation Problems


Case Study: California Audiovisual Preservation Project (on the Internet Archive)

Preservation Management Resources

CALIPR – Automated tool for preservation needs assessment

CAVPP Workflow Overview [PDF, 172Kb] – similar to a statement of work