The follow is a draft list of possible case studies the will be
developed by the Government Content team:


Statement of the Problem and Goals for Addressing the Problem:


Government content is selected for preservation based on records
retention schedules that identify records for preservation within the
content areas of their institutional mandate. The concept of "best
practice" should be measured by the extent to which procedures and
methods seek to adhere to the standards set in TRAC and ISO 16363. 


                The actionable next steps for the team include the
development of the following case studies:


1)            Develop a list of commonly used electronic formats that
are ranked according to three levels of preservation and access quality
for each format type (video, audio, text, photo, etc.) that can aid in
the development of effective transfer guidelines.

2)            Developed a list of agreed upon functional requirements
for selecting preservation software based on the OAIS Reference model
and serving governments at various levels

3)            Provide sample preservation policy statements that can be
used by government institutions with a similar environment.

4)            Provide studies of appraisal rationale and methods that
facilitate the transfer of records in preservation ready and accessible
formats by making records creators aware of preservation needs.


The studies will be created in the order that they are listed based on
the interest and resources of the group. Many other useful case studies
might be suggested for other phases of the life cycle with more time and
resources. The case studies suggested are believed to be the most useful
ones to save at risk electronic records. The team will coordinate with
the State Electronic Records Initiative (SERI) in refining these case
studies and distributing them for use in training institutes.


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Hello All,


Below is the agenda for our Wednesday call, brief reports form some of
our Content Teams, and the call in information.  I hope that many of you
can join us.  If you are a Content Team facilitator and would like to
bring a draft of a case study for the group to discuss, please be
prepared to do so.


If we missed your Content team report in our email and you would like to
get a short report out to everyone, please send it to Content WG all.


Content WG Call:

Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11 AM Eastern time, 10 AM Central, 9 AM Mountain,
8 AM Pacific



--Upcoming Presentations about our work:  BPE presentation & Archive-IT
and other presentations (everyone)


--Content teams: Are there questions or reports from the Content Teams
that need to be brought up for discussion? (everyone) --Case study
review: Discussion of case studies that teams have prepared and are
ready to talk through with the group.


--Next call


Content Team Reports:


Geospatial Content Team:

Working to address sustainability solutions for the

Exploring opportunities to engage with the geospatial industry through
invited speakers. Upcoming, a presentation by Wayne Graham of the
University of Virginia's Scholars' Lab Exploring and sharing partner
geospatial collection development policies


Social sciences Team

We posted examples of "How to provide guidance and assessment on the
life of data.  Not all data are meant to be kept forever."  There is a
Google Doc that will be transferred or linked from the NDSA wiki.


The Science, Mathematics, Technology and Medicine content team met on
September 24 to discuss the development of content case studies.   We've
prepared two drafts, one for forums and one for blogs, and plan to meet
November 8 to discuss any further revisions.  These drafts, as well as
our meeting notes, are posted on the wiki.  I would also like to note
that we've added a new member to our content team, Jennifer Harbster
from LC.


The Arts and Humanities Team had their first meeting on September 26th
and are now working on brainstorming potential case studies and defining
a model specifically for arts and humanities case studies. The group is
hoping to meet again in the end of November where we'll revisit our
brainstorm and discuss collaboration opportunities with the Cultural
Heritage Group. Our September meeting minutes are available for download
on the Arts and Humanities Content Team page on the NDSA Wiki. Gail
Truman is now a co-facilitator with the Arts and Humanities Team.


Cultural Heritage Team

We discussed the advisability of closer collaboration with the Arts and
Humanities Team, facilitated by Jonathan McGlone. We compiled our
documents associated with the case study, and concluded from the last
CWG phone conference that a broader approach may be advisable, and would
seem to make closer cooperation with Arts & Humanities likewise
advisable. The two teams have been in contact since that time. A&H has
recently met and has taken an approach to divide up their mandate by
topic, whereas Cultural Heritage has focused on the mode of oral history
across topical areas. Discussions between A&H and Cultural Heritage



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