The OPF is a consortium member of the SCAPE (Scalable Preservation Environments) project, co-funded by the EU. http://www.scape-project.eu/.
The project will enhance the state of the art of digital preservation in three ways: by developing infrastructure and tools for scalable preservation actions; by providing a framework for automated, quality-assured preservation workflows and by integrating these components with a policy-based preservation planning and watch system. These concrete project results will be validated within three large-scale Testbeds from diverse application areas: Digital Repositories from the library community, Web Content from the web archiving community, and Research Data Sets from the scientific community. Each Testbed has been selected because it highlights unique challenges.
One of the work-packages in which the OPF is participating is undertaking a task to carry out a survey of working and existing best practices documentation.
1. We are currently collecting examples of institutional guidelines, reports and documentation of working and best practice on Repository Migration.
If your institution has experience in, or if you aware of existing literature in this area, we would be very grateful if you would be willing to send us examples of documentation for our survey. The examples will be used to write a report on working and best practices to which we will add SCAPE experience. Any examples that we cite in the reports will be anonymised.
2. We are also collecting examples of institutional guidelines, reports and documentation of working and best practice on the Preservation of Scientific Datasets.
As above, if your institution has experience in, or if you aware of existing literature in either of these areas, we would be very grateful if you would be willing to send us examples of documentation for our surveyand report.
If your examples can be publicly available, please add them to the wiki pages: http://wiki.opf-labs.org/display/SP/Examples+of+working+and+best+practice. Alternatively, please send examples to [email protected] with the topic of your examples in the subject.