Wednesday 24th July, 2013
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Roberts Hall North 15
Speaker: Michele Wyngard, Digital Repository Coordinator, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
In fall of 2012, the Robert E. Kennedy Library (REKL) began investigating long term digital preservation methods as an alternative to microfiche for the preservation of their growing electronic theses and senior project collections.
Michele Wyngard led the investigation, which resulted in a report discussing REKL digital preservation requirements for ETDs, as well as purchased and locally-created digital content, the digital preservation options currently available, and the pros, cons, and costs of each option, with a strong emphasis on LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe).
The presenter will discuss the process used to determine REKL's need for digital preservation and the digital networks available, focusing on LOCKSS.
The audience will gain an understanding of LOCKSS, its opportunities and limitations as they apply to the digital preservation of ETDs, and the knowledge of how to conduct a similar investigation at their own organization.
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