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2015 Digital Library Events

From DLib magazine

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2015 Digital Library Events Calendar
2015 Digital Preservation Training courses

The Library of Congress' Digital Preservation Outreach & Education program has recently updated their list of training opportunities.

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Digital Preservation Outreach and Education
Best Practices for Cloud Computing Records Management Considerations

This document is a topical overview intended to provide information to state and
local governments about common cloud computing concerns with regards to their
records. Written by North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
Division of Archives and Records. August 2012.

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North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Division of Archives and Records
Blue Ribbon Task Force report

Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access report - with funding and support from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF Award No. OCI 0737721), The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the U.S. Library of Congress, the U.K. Joint Information Systems Committee, the Electronic Records Archives Program of the National Archives and Records Administration, and the Council on Library and Information Resources.

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Blue Ribbon Task Force report
Data Management Plan Tool

Handy - free - template builder for data management plan

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DMPTool
Digital Preservation Coalition - white papers

The DPC Technology Watch Report series is intended as an advanced introduction to specific issues for those charged with establishing or running services for long term access. They identify and track developments in IT, standards and tools which are critical to digital preservation activities. Of particular interest is the Preservation Metadata updated report (March 2013) linked off this page.

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DPC Technology Watch Reports
Digital Preservation National Agenda for Digital Preservation 2014

Published by the NDSA - The National Agenda for Digital Stewardship annually integrates the perspective of dozens of experts and hundreds of institutions, convened through the Library of Congress, to provide funders and executive decision‐makers insight into emerging technological trends, gaps in digital stewardship capacity, and key areas for funding, research and development to ensure that today's valuable digital content remains accessible and comprehensible in the future, supporting a thriving economy, a robust democracy, and a rich cultural heritage

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NDSA National Agenda for Digital Stewardship 2014
Digital Records Policies and Guidelines

The State Archives of North Carolina has developed a comprehensive set of policies, guidelines, and best practice documents to help agencies and local governments address electronic records in their office. These documents are designed to help agencies and government conform to the records retention and disposition requirements set forth by the State Archives of North Carolina.

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Digital Records Policies and Guidelines from the State Archives of North Carolina
Glossary of Terms

So we're all on the same page when we tak about preservation, chain of custody, etc., - a useful reference from the National Digital Stewardship Alliance.

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Glossary of Terms (NDSA)
Guidelines for Managing Trustworthy Public Records

From the State Archives of North Carolina, version 2

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Guidelines for Managing Digital Public Records
INFOKIT: Guide to Repositories (from JISC)

The infokit is primarily aimed at repository managers, while also being of interest to others.

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INFOKIT: Digital Repositories
List of digital library conference (from dlib.org)

http://www.dlib.org/groups.html

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LOC (Library of Congress) Minerva

The Library of Congress Web Archives (LCWA) AKA Minerva -
Note, Many, if not all, of the Web sites in the collection and elements incorporated into the Web sites (e.g., photographs, articles, graphical representations) are protected by copyright. The materials may also be subject to publicity rights, privacy rights, or other legal interests.

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LOC Minerva Web Archive Collections
NDIP/Library of Congress Storage survey

Results from the storage survey conducted by the NDSA Infrastructure Working Group, one of the five working groups of the The National Digital Stewardship Alliance.

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NDSA storage preservation survey 2012
NDSA levels of Digital Preservation

The goal of this document is to provide a basic tool for helping organizations manage and mitigate digital preservation risks.

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  • Gail Truman as part of NDSA worging group team

Levels of Digital Preservation (storage systems and process)
OCLC on Trusted Digital Repositories

An RLG-OCLC Report (2002)

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Trusted digital repositories: attributes and responsibilities
Personal Archiving white paper from LC

Great collection of information around personal archiving.

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Perspectives on Personal Archiving, Library of Congress
Personal Digital Archiving Kit

From the Library of Congress. How to put on an event, but also lots of info about resources to archive different media types you may need to archive (from web sites to video and images and more)

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Personal Digital Archiving Kit - white paper
Standards Catalogue

A useful overview of (metadata,etc) standards in UK, but also useful outside of UK

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JISC (UK) Standards Catalogue
Truman, Gail. 2016. Web Archiving Environmental Scan. Harvard Library Report.

Environmental Scan, published 2016, looks at the state of web archiving around the globe.

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Truman, Gail. 2016. Web Archiving Environmental Scan. Harvard Library Report.

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