Title: Archiver Project: A Successful Public-Private Collaborative Project
Author(s): Antonio Guillermo Martinez and Maria Fuertes
Abstract: The ARCHIVER Project has brought together customers, with vendors, and with infrastructure providers in an outstanding successful public-private collaborative project, which has also been recognized with the Award for Collaboration and Cooperation which celebrates significant collaboration across institutional, professional, sectoral and geographical boundaries at the Digital Preservation Awards 2022.
This paper will review, from the perspective of one of the project winners, the success story of the ARCHIVER Project highlighting the benefits achieved by leveraging the commercial digital preservation solutions for scientific research data through a pre-commercial procurement process where end users were able to directly influence the expected functionalities in the platform and how they are expected to operate.
Type: Short Paper
Title: Key Elements of a File Format Strategy
Author(s): Tyler Thorsted
Abstract: Within the Digital Preservation Community there are many references to policies on file formats, acceptable file formats, preservation policies and strategies, risk matrices, and action plans. All have the intention of defining and describing file formats and guiding decisions on which formats to preserve how, and when. My team and I originally created a File Format Action Plan, which was later migrated from OneNote to Confluence and then included more strategic plans for hundreds of file formats. This paper explores which key elements should be included in an effective file format strategy and the different ways such data can be used by people and systems. What works for one institution may not work for another, and the work created by a larger institution may benefit those with smaller resources.
Type: Short Paper
Title: Community is We: Modeling Collective Action as a Framework for Digital Preservation
Author(s): Natalie Baur, Alexandra Chassanoff, Stacey Erdman, Jess Farrell, Mikala Narlock and Hannah Wang
Abstract: There is growing recognition that collaboration through participatory networks are effective for helping practitioners navigate the complex territory of institution-based digital preservation. The achievements of collaborative groups in pushing new practices forward for managing digital materials demonstrates both the viability and value in exploring shared community support mechanisms to build capacity across institutions.
This panel asks the question “how can collective action build global capacity for digital stewardship?” Drawing on their own experiences participating in community-driven initiatives, panelists will describe and showcase how collective action efforts have created shared opportunities for advancing digital preservation goals. Following this discussion, panelists will reflect on the individual challenges and opportunities they faced in participating in such work. The panel will conclude with suggested next steps that can move the field globally towards a shared articulation of digital preservation work in practice.
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Wednesday, September 20