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  • Virtualisation of Simple Scientific Data Objects 

    Rankin, Stephen; Giaretta, David; Crothers, Steve; McIlwrath, Brian; Dunckley, Matt (2006-10-27)
    Virtualisation of Simple Scientific Data Objects.Capturing OAIS defined representation information in a standardised way is critical for the preservation and future reuse of scientific data. The structure of a scientific ...
  • Towards a Preservation Content Model for Numeric Data Collections: PREMIS and FEDORA 

    Gewirtz, David; Gano, Gretchen (2006-10-27)
    A Preservation Model for Social Science Numeric Data Collections: PREMIS and FEDORA. This session will outline the workflow associated with migrating social science data collections into FEDORA, focusing on the implementation ...
  • Preservation Metadata: Adapting or Adopting PREMIS for APSR 

    Lee, Bronwyn; Clifton, Gerard; Langley, Somaya (2006-10-27)
    Preservation metadata requirements for repositories: a project of the Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories (APSR) -- APSR aims to establish a centre of excellence in sustainable digital resource management ...
  • Preserving Things that Count: Exploring partnerships among domain specific repositories, institutional repositories, and social science researchers 

    Green, Ann; Gutmann, Myron (2006-10-27)
    In developing and debating digital repositories, the digital library world has devoted more attention to their missions and roles in supporting access to and stewardship of academic research output than to discussing ...
  • Digital Data Preservation and Curation: A Collaboration Among Libraries, Publishers, and the Virtual Observatory 

    Hanisch, Robert; Steffen, Julie; Choudhury, Sayeed; DiLauro, Tim; Szalay, Alex; Vishniac, Ethan; Milkey, Robert; Plante, Ray (2006-10-27)
    Digital Data Preservation and Curation: A Collaboration Among Libraries, Publishers, and the Virtual Observatory. Astronomers are producing and analyzing data at ever more prodigious rates. NASA's Great Observatories, ...
  • nestor II: e-Science and Preservation--A Perfect Match? 

    Neuroth, Heike (2006-10-27)
    e-Science and Preservation - A Perfect Match: The hard sciences have worked for many years towards global collaboration on an infrastructural and workflow level. The concepts and technologies eveloped in this venture are ...
  • Global Digital Format Registry (GDFR): An Interim Status Report 

    Abrams, Stephen (2006-10-27)
    The format of a digital object must be known in order to interpret the information content of that object properly. Strong format typing is therefore fundamental to the effective use, interchange, and preservation of all ...
  • The Entity (N2T) Resolver: low-risk, low-cost persistent identification 

    Kunze, John (2006-10-27)
    Low-Risk Persistent Identification: the "Entity" (N2T) Resolver -- The N2T ("entity") identifier resolver addresses the same problem as URN, Handle, and DOI resolvers, but does so without complex or proprietary software ...
  • Bringing Many Tools Together: Building a System of Co-operating OAIS's in the MathArc Project 

    Enders, Markus; Kehoe, William; Smith, Adam (2006-10-27)
    Bringing many tools together to build a system of co-operating OAIS's in the MathArc project. The MathArc project has created a protocol, software, and registry that enable multiple institutions to share and store digital ...
  • Preservation of Federal Digital Publications 

    Haun-Mohamed, Robin; Baldwin, Gil (2006-10-27)
    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 ...
  • Digital Archive Partnership 

    Tamminga, Tim (2006-10-27)
    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 ...
  • MetaArchive NDIIPP Partnership 

    McDonald, Robert H.; Walters, Tyler (2006-10-27)
    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 ...
  • Co-operative Development of a Long-term Digital Information Archive 

    Altenhoener, Reinhard; Steinke, Tobias (2006-10-27)
    Data for the future - the kopal project -- The German project kopal develops a cooperative used long-term digital archive. The archival system of kopal could be used by different clients, just like a bank account. It is ...
  • DANS: Data Archiving and Networked Services 

    van Horik, Rene (2006-10-27)
    DANS is the new Dutch organization, which has been tasked with the preservation and permanent access to research data in the humanities and the social sciences. The two main scientific administrative organizations in the ...
  • Fedora: Complex Objects, Information Networks, and the Challenges of Digital Preservation 

    Payette, Sandy (2006-10-27)
    Fedora: Complex Objects, Information Networks, and the Challenges of Digital Preservation -- We are at a point where the scope, definition, and uses of digital libraries and institutional repositories are changing along ...
  • DAITSS and the Florida Digital Archive 

    Caplan, Priscilla (2006-10-27)
    The Florida Digital Archive (FDA) is a digital preservation repository run by the Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA) for the use of the eleven public universities of Florida. The FDA went into production in ...
  • Repository Institutionalization: What makes it worth becoming infrastructure? 

    Galloway, Patricia (2006-10-27)
    Repository Institutionalization: What makes it worth becoming infrastructure? Since the advent of inexpensive or open-source institutional repository software, libraries and other institutions have attempted to wrestle ...

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