Filling the Digital Preservation Gap - final report available

Today we have published our third and final Filling the Digital Preservation Gap report.

The report can be accessed from Figshare:

This report details work the team at the Universities of York and Hull have been carrying out over the last six months (from March to September 2016) during phase 3 of the project.

The first section of the report focuses on our implementation work. It describes how each institution has established a proof of concept implementation of Archivematica integrated with other systems used for research data management. As well as describing how these implementations work it also discusses future priorities and lessons learned.

The second section of the report looks in more detail at the file format problem for research data. It discusses DROID profiling work that has been carried out over the course of the project (both for research data and other data types) and signature development to increase the number of research data signatures in the PRONOM registry. In recognition of the fact that this is an issue that can only be solved as a community, it also includes recommendations for a variety of different stakeholder groups.

The final section of the report details the outreach work that we have carried out over the course of this final phase of the project. It has been a real pleasure to have been given an opportunity to speak about our work at so many different events and to such a variety of different groups over the last few months!

The last of this run of events in our calendars is the final Jisc Research Data Spring showcase in Birmingham tomorrow (20th October). I hope to see you there!

Jenny Mitcham, Digital Archivist


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