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Campaign: Content Working Group

Identify At-Risk Content

Identify at-risk content or collections for preservation.

 

What specific types of content or collections are at risk?

 

If no one is currently preserving, how can NDSA work to ensure preservation?

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Campaign: Content Working Group

Clearinghouse for infromation about potential collections

Match orphan collections with appropriate trusted partner for access and preservation. Happens informally in present, could formalize as part of the role of the Alliance.

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15 votes
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Campaign: Infrastructure Working Group

Infrastructure - Tools and Software

Promote collaborative development of free and open source tool using sustainable software development processes

 

How important is it for this group to consider creating a structure for the support of the software over time?

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13 votes
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Campaign: Standards Working Group

Preservation standards analysis

Examine the landscape of preservation-related standards so that we can plan the work of this group. Hopefully it would point out areas where we can collaborate with others, areas where we can promote the work of others, and areas not currently addressed that we could work on.

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Campaign: Outreach Working Group

Public awareness campaign

From fragile small archives, to born digital news and images, independent media, cultural treasures, personal and scientific data, and the evolving online records of large and small communities, evidence is mounting that many kinds of significant digital materials are threatened economically, technically and politically–which is why we're all here. Public attention is focused on limited knowledge preservation initiatives ...more »

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11 votes
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Campaign: Content Working Group

National Digital Collection

Work together to develop a framework for the National Digital Collection.

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9 votes
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Campaign: Innovation Working Group

Digital Preservation Innovation Challenge

NDSA could sponsor a Digital Preservation Challenge.

 

As an example, here's a challenge designed to spur innovation in news, with a focus on "digital" and "open source".

http://www.newschallenge.org

NDSA could look at examples of other challenges for inspiration and develop a Preservation Innovation Challenge.

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9 votes
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Campaign: Content Working Group

Survey of Collection Policies

Develop a survey or compile in some other way NDSA member collection policies for born digital content.

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8 votes
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Campaign: Infrastructure Working Group

Computer Forensics Tools

The community needs to explore the use of computer forensics tools for the appraisal, processing, and preservation of born-digital collections.

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7 votes
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Campaign: Infrastructure Working Group

FOSS development

Promote, in a more focused way, the collaborative development of free and open source tools, using sustainable software development processes and to create a structure for the support of the software over time.

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7 votes
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Campaign: Outreach Working Group

Digital Preservation BarCamps

A series of Digital Preservation BarCamps in different cities would be a great way to raise awareness, increase collaboration, and achieve some of the other goals listed in these ideas.

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7 votes
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Campaign: Infrastructure Working Group

Large-scale Cloud initiatives

Design and participate in more initiatives that investigate and document potential preservation best practices in the use of large-scale storage and cloud infrastructures.

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6 votes
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