"Rachel Frick: Nothing breaks trust like bad 404 links. What does it take
to provide consistency of service? What are the expectations and
obligations of hubs that provide data to aggregated metadata services? What
are the characteristics of good data hubs? Solid preservation is one of
Regarding characteristics of "good data hubs": production services (e.g.,
redundant and supported 24/7) with long term commitments (e.g., permanent
funding) with sustained development efforts and a proven track record.
On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 11:37 AM, Grotke, Abigail <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Below and on the wiki (
> http://www.loc.gov/extranet/wiki/osi/ndiip/ndsa/index.php?title=Content_WG_July_24,_2012_Meeting_Minutes ) are minutes from last Tuesday's CWG meeting in person In DC. We had a
> packed room and a lively discussion - it was great to be face-to-face and
> meet newer members and see old friends.
> Cathy and I will continue to work on the scope draft based on the comments
> we heard, and will distribute to the list soon. We welcome any additional
> thoughts and feedback you have.
> Many thanks to Chelcie Rowell who took minutes for us. And to those who
> helped stand with and talk about our poster on Tuesday night!
> NDSA Content Working Group Meeting
> DigitalPreservation 2012 Session Notes
> Tuesday, July 24, 2012
> 10:45 a.m.
> Attendees: Abbie Grotke (Library of Congress), Cathy Hartman (UNT
> Libraries), Deborah Rossum (SCOLA), Rachel Frick (CLIR/DLF), Joel Wurl
> (NEH), Ben Fino-Radin (Rhizome), Jason Gish (Testronic Labs), Brett Abrams
> (NARA), Christie Moffatt (NLM), John Powell (NARA), Lois Widmer (UF), Linda
> Tadic (A/V Archive Network), Linda Reib (Arizona State Archives), David
> Brooks (LC), Tim Baker (Maryland State Archives), Glen McAninch (KY Dep't
> for Libraries & Archives), Anne Harrison (LC/FEDLINK), David Kepley (NARA),
> Bob Horton (IMLS), Bill LeFurgy (LC/NDIIPP), Michael Stoller (NYU), Katrina
> Stierholz (Federal Reserve Bank), Amber Paranick (LC), Rachel Howard (Univ.
> of Louisville), David Kirsch (UMD)
> Draft Scope Statement
> Previous work related to developing a registry of content and
> clearinghouse of stakeholders.
> Draft scope statement: Form "content teams" grouped in topical areas
> (government, geospatial, etc.) and develop case study to engage
> stakeholders in the preservation of content.
> What are we trying to accomplish? Preserve content for which there is an
> identified need that no one institution is responsible for. We rely on
> contacts of NDSA members to identify at-risk content.
> Some members hesitant to say that they have resources to share to preserve
> valuable content. Purposes of case studies is to move beyond identifying
> at-risk content to identifying challenges and stakeholders of preserving
> identified content.
> Suggestion: describe nature of collaboration with other NDSA working
> groups-when do they bring in expertise?
> Michael Stoller: "What we do is connect content with the people who can
> help preserve it, in one way or another."
> Jason Gish: "In the TV world, we know what's at risk. It's deciding what
> in a storage facility should and can be preserved."
> Framework of digital curation life cycle. InterPARES chapter on appraisal
> for digital objects. This working group can build on [modules of?] content
> and appraisal.
> One dimension is bringing in perspectives of stakeholder of consumer. We
> can serve as a conduit to those kinds of communities of interest in content
> to help custodians of content to determine value. We don't necessarily need
> to represent this explicitly in draft scope, but case studies especially
> should be cognizant of the domains we're serving.
> In archives, established record schedules; in other areas, no such
> government record schedules. However, some schedules are quite general and
> could apply to other content areas-as a starting point.
> Archival appraisal priorities not just based on budgetary resources, but
> also on difficulty of managing content: in what sense is a database a
> Jason Gish: Case studies could demonstrate that entry-level cost of
> preservation isn't prohibitive, to help to make the argument to the people
> who write the checks.
> About finding partners, some of whom have existing infrastructure that
> could perform archival function on behalf of stakeholders.
> Rachel Frick: Importance of case studies is to develop compelling stories
> to demonstrate value of digital preservation.
> Once we have case studies, we can put them out for comment and sharing, we
> can do more case studies, and then we'll begin to see the impact.
> How NDSA collaborates with other institutions
> Abbie gave a brief update; no news from Wordpress folks so Internet
> Archive is going to propose an IIPC project to possibly get funding for
> Update from Rachel Frick of CLIR/DLF and chair of DPLA Content & Scope
> DPLA not a "thing" but a movement.
> 6 workstreams: Content & Scope, Audience & Participation, Governance,
> Legal Issues, Financial/Business Models, Technical Aspects.
> Content & Scope team asks questions such as how to leverage existing
> content for broader use. Aggregated metadata model, eventually harvesting
> of content (full digital objects). Focus has been on access and discovery
> rather than preservation. When we talk about preservation, they acknowledge
> that NDSA is working on this problem-a point for partnership. Don't want to
> duplicate the work of NDSA. Encouraging/requiring DPLA "content hubs" to be
> NDSA members (e.g. green/silver/gold partners)? Shared feeling in group
> that technology is easy; governance and relationships are hard. Leverage
> network built by NDSA with DPLA. How do you formalize that coordination?
> DPLA moving toward 501(3)c non-profit, hiring executive director and a few
> additional hires.
> Listservs are open, wiki is open, all meetings are open and also broadcast.
> At last plenary meeting in San Francisco (DPLA West), questions were asked
> about how to coordinate work groups so that we don't duplicate effort or
> contradict decisions in other work groups? DPLA hired project manager to
> coordinate Content & Scope and Technical Aspects --> case studies around
> users: not only end users, but also cultural heritage organizations and
> academic libraries, etc. Case studies provide common vision around which to
> scope effort. Also a vehicle for people to express what they want from the
> DPLA. One lesson to pass onto NDSA from DPLA experience: case studies -->
> common vision and what people want.
> Joel Wurl: Important to build bridges between these two enterprises, NDSA
> and DPLA. To bifurcate preservation and access is unnatural. Building
> integration will be crucial, even if it's not a formal organization outcome.
> Rachel Frick: Nothing breaks trust like bad 404 links. What does it take
> to provide consistency of service? What are the expectations and
> obligations of hubs that provide data to aggregated metadata services? What
> are the characteristics of good data hubs? Solid preservation is one of
> those characteristics.
> Updates from content teams
> Cultural history content group
> Case study: oral traditions and at-risk Native American languages in U.S.
> Trust and trustworthiness key to access to materials and securing
> relationships with people who would provide materials: who "owns" access,
> Native American language. An agenda item for next all-group call.
> Government content group
> Documents added to wiki, including at-risk statement.
> Science, mathematics, technology, and medicine group
> Meeting at LC about at-risk science, which will provide good ideas for
> developing case studies. Blog summary on The Signal.
> News content group
> Finding time to meet. Nothing new to report.
> Arts content group
> No report out. We talked briefly about recruiting other museums, arts orgs
> to join (Smithsonian, maybe?)
> Geospatial content group
> Nothing to report.
> Action Items
> Draft scope statement
> * Nature of collaboration with other NDSA working groups
> * Content consumer as stakeholder
> * Case studies as storytelling tools
> How NDSA Collaborates with other institutions
> * Build bridges between NDSA and DPLA
> Case Studies
> Content teams should continue to draft case studies. Could we have one
> from each group by end of 2012?
> Abbie Grotke | Web Archiving Team Lead | Office of Strategic Initiatives
> National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program |
> Library of Congress
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