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Recently at the iPRES 2014 conference in Melbourne I gave a presentation on the SCAPE Preservation Policies.  Not only I explained  the SCAPE  Preservation Policy Model , but I also summarized my findings after analysing 40 real life preservation policies. You can read the detailed information in my article (to be published soon). Basically I […]

By Barbara Sierman, posted in Barbara Sierman's Blog

20th Oct 2014  7:30 PM  11524 Reads  No comments

Writing preservation policies might be a daunting task, but support is underway! The SCAPE project has produced  a Catalogue of Preservation Policy elements, which is now available as a wiki. Here you will find an explanation of the SCAPE Policy Framework, consisting of 3 levels of policies. From high level or Guidance Policies to Preservation […]

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20th May 2014  8:55 PM  11184 Reads  No comments

One of the activities in the European project SCAPE is to create a catalogue of policy elements. At the last iPRES conference we explained our work and you can read about it  . During our activities we started collecting existing, published policies and we have now put the current set on a wiki http://wiki.opf-labs.org/display/SP/Published+Preservation+Policies Looking at the […]

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7th Oct 2013  9:32 AM  12002 Reads  No comments

Last week ISO published the new version of the basic standard in digital preservation, the OAIS reference model ISO14721:2012. After consulting the community a few years ago, we can now see what has changed and added to the OAIS standard. A change bar in the margin indicates the places where text is changed or inserted. […]

By Barbara Sierman, posted in Barbara Sierman's Blog

28th Aug 2012  8:27 PM  18635 Reads  No comments

During the event in Braga (see Pauls blog)  many nice examples were gi ven of technical solutions that are currently under development in SCAPE, showing that an intelligent combination of existing technical features (sometimes developed in other domains) can be transformed into tools that support digital preservation in the broadest sense. Broad because  not only […]

By Barbara Sierman, posted in Barbara Sierman's Blog

14th Feb 2012  3:58 PM  19195 Reads  No comments

In the Scape project, policies for digital preservation play an important role. The sub project Planning and Watch is especially interested in integrating institutional policies into automated watch and automated planning. But most of the preservation policies are formulated on a very high and often strategic level. They are too general to be used in […]

By Barbara Sierman, posted in Barbara Sierman's Blog

20th Dec 2011  12:44 PM  16088 Reads  No comments

During the Planets project Paul Wheatley and I created the Planets Functional Model http://www.planets-project.eu/docs/reports/Planets_PP7-D6_EvaluationOfPPWithinOAIS.pdf  . We identified in this model the functions that were related to the (OAIS) Preservation Planning activity, inspired by the experience gathered in the various Planets work packages. Central in the Planets model is the Preservation Watch Function. In this function […]

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3rd Aug 2011  10:01 AM  13607 Reads  No comments