The archives were recently awarded funding from JISC to undertake a project to work with the Directorate here at the Institute to develop the IOE’s digital archive. It is a four month project and during this time we will be applying the recommendations of the KeepIT project to work with our colleagues to develop policies and procedures for the digital preservation of the department’s historical records.
The main aims of the project will be to:
- Research the departmental context, using the Digital Asset Framework, to establish current management of electronic records and identify potential content for the digital archive;
- Create a preservation policy for the management of born-digital records;
- Develop a business case, using the LIFE3 methodology;
- Identify an appropriate metadata scheme to be embedded into a digital archive using Eprints software, using established sources such as PREMIS and PRONOM.
Some of you have probably read Bernard’s recent post where he announced the library had also received JISC funding. Our project was awarded from the same strand of funding (Strand B2 of the Digital Infrastructure Porfolio) and both of our projects are designed to be practical case studies that will feed into the larger Digital Preservation: Support and Enabling Project.
The project started this week and will run until the end of February. We intend to keep you updated with our progress on a regular basis so watch this space!