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SPEC Kit 325: Digital Preservation (October 2011)

SPEC Kit 325 explores the strategies that ARL member institutions use to protect evolving research collections and the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders. The survey asked ARL libraries about their digital content, their strategies for preserving that content, and the staff, time, and funding they currently devote to digital preservation. It also asked each responding library to compare its digital preservation activities of three years ago to current activities and project three years into the future. In addition, to better understand the roles of research libraries in the emergent field of digital curation, the survey sought to identify issues that are and are not being addressed through current practices and policies. This SPEC Kit includes documentation from respondents that describes policies, procedures, and guidelines for digital preservation, cooperative agreements, job descriptions, and data management services.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the spec-kit-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online SPEC Kit 325 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 

Questions from the NRNT Digital Curation and Preservation Webcast

These questions were asked during the April 7, 2011, webcast "New Roles for Research Libraries: Digital Curation for Preservation," but were left unanswered due to time constraints. The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) asked the webcast panel and the report authors to develop written responses to the unanswered questions in an effort to deepen webcast participants' understanding of the topic.

pdf nrnt_dc_webcast_qanda_apr07.pdf

 
 

New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation

The New Roles for New Times series identifies and delineates emerging roles and present research on early experiences among member libraries in developing the roles and delivering services. This report looks at how libraries are developing new roles and services in the arena of digital curation for preservation.

The authors consider a “promising set of new roles that libraries are currently carving out in the digital arena,” describing emerging strategies for libraries and librarians and highlighting collaborative approaches through a series of case studies of key programs and projects. They also provide helpful definitions and offer recommendations for libraries considering how best to make or expand their investments in digital curation. Issues and developments within and across the sciences and humanities are considered.

pdf nrnt_digital_curation17mar11.pdf

Hardcopy also available for purchase for $25.00 plus shipping & handling.

 
       

Letter to Chairman Moran and Ranking Member Simpson Regarding NEH Funding for FY2010

On behalf of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the American Library Association (ALA), we write to express strong support for funding of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Preservation and Access.

pdf lt-dicks-simpson-neh-11budget.pdf

 
 

Testimony to Senate on National Endowment of Humanities Funding for FY2010

On behalf of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the American Library Association (ALA), we write to express strong support for funding of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Preservation and Access.

pdf tstnehsenate2011final.pdf

 
 

Fall Forum 2009: MetaArchive Cooperative: A Collaborative Model for Digital Preservation

Presentation at the 2009 ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "An Age of Discovery: Distinctive Collections in the Digital Age."

pps ff09-skinner.pps

 
 

Fall Forum 2009: What Changes with Digital Content? Web Archiving

Presentation at the 2009 ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "An Age of Discovery: Distinctive Collections in the Digital Age."

pps ff09-seneca.pps

 
 
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