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Session Moderator: Helen Hockx-Yu, Programme Manager, Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).


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    Preservation of Federal Digital Publications
    Haun-Mohamed, Robin; Baldwin, Gil (2006-10-27T17:12:26Z)
    The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is committed to ensuring permanent public access and preservation of U.S. Federal publications. Historically, preservation of the tangible materials has been handled in collaboration with the individual libraries participating in the Federal Depository Library Program. Advances in information dissemination and the need to preserve digital content has necessitated changes in processes associated with GPO's production and distribution of Federal publications. Working with U.S. Government agencies, depository libraries and other interested parties, GPO is moving to implement a life-cycle approach to publishing of Federal publications to ensure not only access, but preservation of the objects for the future. This presentation will focus on GPO's collaboration with other communities of practice and the development of FDsys, GPO's digital content management system.
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    Digital Archive Partnership
    Tamminga, Tim (2006-10-27T17:10:27Z)
    For almost two years, the National Library of New Zealand (NLNZ), Endeavor Information Systems and Sun Microsystems have been working together to design and implement a comprehensive digital preservation platform for New Zealand's National Digital Heritage Archive. NLNZ has developed the requirements for the platform and with Endeavor is completing the specifications. From that, Endeavor is building a components-based application platform (called Kronos) and Sun is developing the overall reference architecture. A goal for all three organizations is to create a solution that is generic and applicable for any library with large and varied types of digital content. An independent peer review group has periodically met with the three organizations to ensure that the Kronos design is widely applicable to other libraries and complies with international standards. Our presentation describes why the partnerships formed and how they have evolved. The concept of the Peer Review Group will be examined as a method of ensuring industry-wide compliance and as a mechanism for explicating and resolving tension between partners.
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    MetaArchive NDIIPP Partnership
    McDonald, Robert H.; Walters, Tyler (2006-10-27T17:08:35Z)
    The MetaArchive of Southern Digital Culture will discuss the first two years of deliverables (2004-2006) for their three year partnership for establishing a collaborative digital preservation network for southern cultural heritage materials. The MetaArchive of Southern Culture is a multi-institutional partner with the Library of Congress in their National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) and has established a distributed model for digital preservation. Headed by Emory University, this test-bed implementation network involves six different academic research libraries (Auburn University, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida State University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, University of Louisville) as well as a strategic alliance with the Stanford University based LOCKSS Program and the Library of Congress. During the first two years of this project the MetaArchive partnership has implemented a collaborative digital preservation network, has tested the LOCKSS toolset for scale (3 terabytes), for ingest (HTTP and OAI-PMH), and for reliability (total system failure). The group has also developed a collection-level conspectus that inter-operates with LOCKSS ingest plug-ins and collection selection policies of the group. Included in this presentation will be a discussion of the collaborative partnership agreements and the forthcoming work on the next phases of the project which include establishing a non-profit entity that specializes in digital preservation networks for cultural heritage institutions, creating a formalized business model to advance our collaborative paradigm outside of our Library of Congress partnership, to conduct document format tests involving LOCKSS on-access migration and batch migration strategies, and to implement a preservation management framework that incorporates other open-source preservation software tools capable of integrating with our current LOCKSS-based network.