What happened with the Levels in 2021?
Like many of us, a free recall of what we accomplished in 2021 was a bit harder than expected. However, here is a brief list:
The Teaching, Advocacy, and Outreach group finalized their materials and published to
OSF for anyone to use (see their
blog post for more information)
Multiple presentations to various groups interested in the Levels
Discussing and responding to feedback provided to us in our
Regular Steering Meetings (seems simple but you know, 2021…)
We have a lot on our collective plates for 2022. Here is a brief list of what is top of mind for the Steering Group:
Create bi-monthly office hours for anyone interested in the Levels of Digital Preservation (NDSA members and beyond!) to drop in and discuss a given topic as well as
general business, guest speakers, collaboration updates, etc.
Explore interest in specific Levels expansion sets via public office hours
Formalize governance structure for Steering and various subgroups
Continue to track and parse impact of the Levels as well as gather
Levels in Translation
Also, we are proud to update you on the multi-lingual progress of the Levels. To date, there are translations in
. This is an amazing indicator of community engagement and use of the Levels. If you are working on a translation,
let us know
Levels Invitation: Join us
Thank you to all of you who continue to use, adapt, and promote the NDSA Levels - this is a community standard - one which needs to remain both vibrant and useful to the digital preservation community. We rely on you to help us. If there is anything you think
we need to dive into, please use the form or plan on joining one of our office hour sessions. Those should start up in the Spring so keep an eye out!
Just a reminder that we continue to accept
- please use this to reach out to the team or give us your thoughts!
Bradley Daigle, Chair
Sent on behalf of the Levels Steering Group