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Preservation of Web Resources

This handbook provides guidance on making effective decisions for the preservation of web resources. It covers topics such as what needs to be preserved, who will be responsible, and the implications of change. The goal is to help organizations make decisions that are consistent with policy and regulation, quick and cheap to implement, reusable, long-lived, and implementable.

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Preservation of Web Resources

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  1. Preservation of Web Resources Part I Kevin Ashley, ULCC

  2. PoWR’s outputs • A handbook • These workshops • Goals: • Helping effective decision making • Helping you implement your decisions • Today – validating our thinking JISC-PoWR London 2008

  3. Effective Decision Making • Decisions that are consistent with policy and regulation • Decisions that are made quickly and cheaply • Decisions that are: • Reusable • Long-lived • implementable JISC-PoWR London 2008

  4. Elements of decisions • What must/should be kept ? • What must/should not be kept ? • Why is it being kept ? • Who for ? • Who will do it ? • What needs to change to make it happen ? • What are the consequences of change ? JISC-PoWR London 2008

  5. What might be kept ? • Information content • Information appearance • Information behaviour • Information relationships • Change history • Usage history JISC-PoWR London 2008

  6. Governmental drivers • Agency A provides guidance to public on web • Guidance regularly changes • CMS tells us when changes are made and by who • But not why, and not what went before • Conclusion: keep content JISC-PoWR London 2008

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  9. Thanks to Martin Dodge’s cyber-geography pages JISC-PoWR London 2008

  10. Implementing decisions • Guidance on approaches to preservation (and destruction) • Merits of harvesting tools, capture tools, etc. • Preservation within CMS context • Getting other people to do it for you • Knowing when to do nothing JISC-PoWR London 2008

  11. Outline handbook structure • Locating content and responsibility for it • Locating existing policies and interpretation • Taking responsibility • Scoping out preservation activity • Records management for web managers • Web management for records managers • Assessing institutional technical capacity JISC-PoWR London 2008

  12. Outline handbook structure (2) • Deciding who wants stuff and why • Tools to do the job • Managing preserved content (access etc) • How much and how often ? • Implications of change JISC-PoWR London 2008

  13. What we want from you • Are these your problems ? • Are these the answers you need ? • Is the handbook the appropriate mechanism ? JISC-PoWR London 2008

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