POST: Developing a Digital Preservation Infrastructure at Georgetown University Library

In a guest post on the Signal,  Joe Carrano (Georgetown University, National Digital Stewardship Residency program) describes his NDSR Project, “building digital preservation processes for digital preservation platforms” that allow the institutions to collocate materials, document workflows and deposit them in the digital preservation repository, Academic Preservation Trust. Carrano outlines the project goals and completed milestones closing with reflections about the long term sustainability of the project:

I’ve begun training librarians and archivists in other departments to ensure the sustainability of the project’s outcome. Digital curation and preservation tasks are becoming more and more commonplace and we believe that these skills need to be dispersed throughout our institution rather than performed by only a few people. Other staff here have been smoothly integrated into this process, thanks to our thorough documentation. Their new skills helps speed up our ingest rate. This documentation will be open to the public when complete; we hope that it will be useful to the wider library and archival community.


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