On 18/05/13 01:51, Tim McGeary wrote:
> There is no easy answer for this, so I'm looking for discussion.
> - Should we begin considering a cooperative project that focuses on
> emulation, where we could archive projects that emulate the system
> environment they were built?
> - Do we set policy that these types of projects last for as long as they
> can, and once they break they are pulled down?
> - Do we set policy that supports these projects for a certain period of
> time and then deliver the application, files, and databases to the faculty
> member to find their own support?
> - Do we look for a solution like the Way Back Machine of the Internet
> Archive to try to present some static / flat presentation of these project?
Actually, there is an easy answer to this.
Make sure that the collection is aligned with broader institutional
priorities to ensure that if/when staff and funding priorities move
elsewhere that there is some group / community with a clear interest
and/or mandate in keeping the collection at least on life support, if
Google "collections policy" for what written statements of this might
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