2011-01-24

Case study: Assessing Long-term Access from Short-term Digitization Projects

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) released an interesting case study on Assessing Long-term Access from Short-term Digitization Projects, written by Patricia Sleeman of the Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) in the United Kingdom.

The findings in the case study are based on the results of interviews with JISC-funded digitization projects, recommending basic risk management for increasing the longevity of digital content produced by digitization projects. The DPTP case study builds on the curriculum of the Digital Preservation Management (DPM) workshops and their core concepts, e.g., the three-legged stool and five stages model for developing sustainable digital preservation programs. The DPM workshops and the model were developed in 2003 at Cornell University Library by Anne Kenney and Nancy McGovern. McGovern is currently ICPSR‘s Digital Preservation Officer, and ICPSR now hosts the DPM workshops.