The Digital Preservation Working Group integrates the former Digital Curation and Preservation Task Group and Private LOCKSS Network Steering Committee.
Statement of Purpose
The work of the Digital Preservation Working Group is informed by significant developments in digital preservation currently underway in the memory institution community. Specific projects among COPPUL members include the COPPUL PLN, CLOCKSS and/or Portico participation, partnership in Synergies, work with Archivematica, Archive-It, pursuit of Trusted Digtial Repository certification, and more. Within this context, the DPWG will:
- serve as a forum for sharing policies and practices related to digital preservation among COPPUL libraries
- steward the work of the COPPUL Private LOCKSS Network and other digital preservation platforms
- develop options for a common approach to digital preservation for COPPUL libraries, with a particular focus on solutions that require system level or inter-institutional cooperation for their effectiveness
- facilitate discussion of current and emerging topics in preservation, such as preservation of theses and preservation of commercial content
- facilitate discussion of various digital preservation tools and services and how they combine to form systematic preservation strategies and programs
- periodically update the COPPUL survey of digital preservation practices in order to increase awareness of needs and preservation strategies among COPPUL libraries
Additional detail about the DPWG can be found in the Digital Preservation Working Group Proposal (approved by the COPPUL Board of Directors, June 19, 2012).
The former Digital Curation and Preservation Task Group and Private LOCKSS Network Steering Committees participated in these activies:
The Digitization and Digital Preservation: Strategies for COPPUL Libraries workshop was held at the University of Calgary for COPPUL members on April 20, 2012. Presentation materials can be found in the Digitization and Digital Preservation: Strategies for COPPUL Libraries collection.
Rhys Stevens prepared the report COPPUL Digitization Initiatives and Practices: Summary of Survey Results in collaboration with the Digital Curation and Preservation Task Group in March 2012.
For more information, contact:
Mark Jordan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bronwen Sprout, email@example.com