Make sure you get data that enables you to determine whether an institution is a true peer to your own. A “large” amount of digital holdings can mean anything from 3TB to 40 TB to half a petabyte or more depending on who you talk to. “Access” can mean things as different as a catalog record/finding aid or online delivery of holdings content. Format variety is another consideration factor.


These come out of my own experiences looking for peers with which to compare notes.





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From: The NDSA organization list [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of David Pcolar
Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2016 2:45 PM
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Subject: Re: [NDSA-ALL] Long-term Digital Preservation Plan


The Digital Preservation network is in production and accepting deposits for long term digital preservation. We have 60 member institutions, led by our preservation nodes at AP Trust, Hathi Trust, Chronopolis, The Texas Preservation Node, and the Stanford Digital Repository ( DPN operates a dark archive that includes rights management and interpretive metadata.


Contact me or Mary Molinaro ([log in to unmask]) with questions.






David Pcolar

Technical Manager, Internet2
CTO, Digital Preservation Network
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On May 12, 2016, at 12:10 PM, BUNTON, GLENN <[log in to unmask]> wrote:


A crazy question for the community…


If you had to list 5 academic libraries currently leading the actual implementation of long-term digital preservation at both the planning and operational levels, who would you list?


Thanks in advance for any thoughts.



Glenn Bunton                                                             [log in to unmask]

Director of Library Technology Services           803-777-2903

University of South Carolina Libraries

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Columbia, SC   29208



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