Showing posts from August, 2017

Benchmarking with the NDSA Levels of Preservation

Anyone who has heard me talk about digital preservation will know that I am a big fan of the NDSA Levels of Preservation . This is also pretty obvious if you visit me in my office – a print out of the NDSA Levels is pinned to the notice board above my PC monitor! When talking to students and peers about how to get started in digital preservation in a logical, pragmatic and iterative way, I always recommend using the NDSA Levels to get started. Start at level 1 and move forward to the more advanced levels as and when you are able. This is a much more accessible and simple way to start addressing digital preservation than digesting some of the bigger and more complex certification standards and benchmarking tools. Over the last few months I have been doing a lot of documentation work. Both ensuring that our digital archiving procedures are written down somewhere and documenting where we are going in the future. As part of this documentation it seemed like a good idea to use the NDSA Leve