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Event Preservation Metadata Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 07:07 pm

Please join us for the ALCTS PARS Preservation Metadata Interest Group Meeting at ALA Annual 2015 in San Francisco. Our program will begin with a short business meeting and the election of an incoming co-chair. The session will focus on pragmatic implementations of preservation metadata for two tricky content types, web archives and digital media art objects.

Don't WARC Away: Preservation Metadata for Web Archives
Maria LaCalle, Web Archivist, Internet Archive
Jefferson Bailey, Director of Web Archiving Programs, Internet Archive

Please join us for the ALCTS PARS Preservation Metadata Interest Group Meeting at ALA Annual 2015 in San Francisco. Our program will begin with a short business meeting and the election of an incoming co-chair. The session will focus on pragmatic implementations of preservation metadata for two tricky content types, web archives and digital media art objects.

Don't WARC Away: Preservation Metadata for Web Archives
Maria LaCalle, Web Archivist, Internet Archive
Jefferson Bailey, Director of Web Archiving Programs, Internet Archive

As more institutions include web archives in their digital collections, creating preservation metadata to support the long term stewardship of these files is a newly emerging challenge. Archive-It, a web archiving service of the Internet Archive, works with over 360 partner institutions across the globe, providing tools for harvesting, managing, and accessing archived web content. This talk will explore how Archive-It partners incorporate preservation metadata into their web archiving programs, the development of tools and workflows to support this work, and the unique challenges web archives present to digital preservation metadata.

In the Service of Art: Metadata for Preservation of Digital Artworks
Jason Kovari, Head of Metadata Services, Cornell University

In February 2013, the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art, part of Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, received a $300,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop PAFDAO (Preservation and Access Frameworks for Complex Digital Media Art Objects). PAFDAO’s test collection includes more than 300 interactive born-digital artworks created for CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, and web distribution, many of which date back to the early 1990s. Though vitally important to understanding the development of media art and aesthetics over the past two decades, these materials are at serious risk of degradation and are unreadable without obsolete computers and software. This talk will reference the larger workflow of the project and how metadata decisions were made in order to ensure long-term preservation and use of these complex digital media art objects, most of which contain many elaborate interdependencies.

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Event Preservation Metadata Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 07:37 pm

The session will focus on digital forensics, with a talk by BitCurator PI Cal Lee, as well as lightning talks by BitCurator users Jarrett M. Drake (Princeton) and Rebecca Russell and Amanda Focke (Rice). The program provides an opportunity for exchange between the users and developers of the BitCurator tool, as well as those considering digital forensics tools, with the potential to affect ongoing development and application of BitCurator.

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The session will focus on digital forensics, with a talk by BitCurator PI Cal Lee, as well as lightning talks by BitCurator users Jarrett M. Drake (Princeton) and Rebecca Russell and Amanda Focke (Rice). The program provides an opportunity for exchange between the users and developers of the BitCurator tool, as well as those considering digital forensics tools, with the potential to affect ongoing development and application of BitCurator.

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Supporting Digital Curation Activities in Libraries Using the BitCurator Environment
Christopher (Cal) Lee (PI, BitCurator)
When acquiring born-digital materials, librarians often must extract digital materials from media in ways that reflect the rich metadata associated with records and ensure records’ integrity. They must also allow users to make sense of materials and understand their context, while preventing inadvertent disclosure of sensitive data. There are a variety of methods and strategies from the field of digital forensics that can aid this work. This presentation will report on the development and application of digital forensics tools to improve the acquisition, management and access functions of collecting institutions. It will discuss the BitCurator project, as well as formation of the BitCurator Consortium, which will sustain the BitCurator environment and support its user base in the future.

It Takes a System to Curate a Bit: Preservation Planning at the Princeton University Archives
Jarrett M. Drake (Digital Archivist, Princeton University)

Implementing BitCurator at Rice University: Baby Steps to Digital Preservation Glory
Rebecca Russell (Archivist / Special Collections Librarian, Rice University)
Amanda Focke (Assistant Head of Special Collections, Rice University)

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Our program will begin with a short business meeting and the election of an incoming co-chair.

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Note a name change for our group, beginning with this meeting! At the January 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, at the request of the IG chairs, the PARS Executive Committee voted unanimously to change the name of this interest group from “Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata IG” to “Preservation Metadata IG.”

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Event Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Following a short business meeting, our program will feature the work of researchers from the Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics, who are working with a scientific agency to develop an OAIS-compliant joint preservation and reuse data repository.

Decomposing Results Without Burying the Body of Evidence: A Modus Operandi for Developing Metadata and Digital Preservation Requirements

Following a short business meeting, our program will feature the work of researchers from the Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics, who are working with a scientific agency to develop an OAIS-compliant joint preservation and reuse data repository.

Decomposing Results Without Burying the Body of Evidence: A Modus Operandi for Developing Metadata and Digital Preservation Requirements

Presented by Lorraine L. Richards (Assistant Professor, Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics) and Adam Townes (Doctoral Candidate, Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics).

Abstract: In February 2013, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a directive to each Federal agency with over $100 million in annual conduct of research and development expenditures to develop an “approach for optimizing search, archival, and dissemination features that encourages innovation in accessibility and interoperability, while ensuring long-term stewardship of the results of federally funded research.” We are working directly with scientists, engineers and program managers at the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) William J. Hughes Technical Center (WJHTC) to develop and enhance current data sets and sources. We will jointly develop a prototype technical architecture for the establishment of an OAIS-compliant digital repository to service the Tech Center, Drexel University, and future users. Key components of this project involve:

  • Understanding and identifying the appropriate metadata names and development of a metadata taxonomy;
  • Enhancing knowledge towards the possible design of the ingest and tagging mechanisms to auto-generate metadata tags for relevant analysis, and machine learning software for this task;
  • Conducting research for specification and/or standards for rules and policies for the data sets and access controls; and
  • Analyzing user modeling, conducting task analysis for the users of the data sets and the workflows to be executed against the data.

Because data sharing has not been the norm for this agency in the past, particular care must be taken to ensure that metadata is appropriately developed for search, retrievability, and reuse. However, developing metadata for scientific data offers challenges associated with the need to ensure reproducibility of results and appropriate data reuse when data is taken outside its initial disciplinary boundaries. This presentation will discuss these challenges briefly and provide information on the techniques we are using to attempt to mitigate the risks associated with developing requirements for a joint preservation/reuse repository of scientific data.

Full Author List: Lorraine L. Richards, Adam Townes, William C. Regli, and Yuanyuan Feng (all Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics)

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Event Intellectual Access to Preservaton Metadata Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 07:07 pm

PREMIS: To Be or Not To Be in My METS

Jennifer Eustis
David Lowe
University of Connecticut Libraries

PREMIS: To Be or Not To Be in My METS

Jennifer Eustis
David Lowe
University of Connecticut Libraries

The University of Connecticut Libraries is currently building a Fedora digital repository. At the beginning of this project, we investigated the viability of using Islandora to meet our needs of an administration module on top of Fedora. As our analysis came to end, we found that Islandora meets only some of our needs. On the one hand, Islandora is convenient as an already existing solution with a robust user community. Islandora metadata forms also seamlessly create and update the Dublin Core (DC) and Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS) data streams in Fedora Digital Objects. On the other hand, we want a more tailored management system than Islandora can deliver for our digital objects. More importantly, we are striving for a TRAC compliant system that implements PREMIS repository and also facilitates the automated collection of provenance metadata. In this presentation, I will describe the process of how the METS Uberset document came to be and its various incarnations including a discussion on the role of PREMIS, its role in the automated collection of data, and the lessons still being learned.

The Purdue University Research Repository: HUBzero customization for dataset publication and digital preservation

Amy Barton
Neal Harmeyer
Carly Dearborn
Purdue University Libraries

In 2011, prompted by the National Science Foundation’s mandate to include a data management plan in grant applications, a steering committee made up of Purdue’s Dean of Libraries, the Vice President of Information Technology, and Vice President for Research tasked Purdue University Libraries and Purdue University Information Technology with the development of the Purdue University Research Repository (PURR). PURR provides an online, collaborative project space and data-sharing platform to support the data management needs of Purdue researchers and collaborators. Within PURR a publication process makes research results, or datasets, publicly available. Each published dataset is assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to support discoverability and data citation.
PURR is a customized instance of HUBzero®, an open source software platform that supports scientific discovery, learning, and collaboration. HUBzero was a research project funded by the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) and is a product of the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN), a multi-university initiative of eight member institutions. PURR is only one instance of a HUBzero’s customization; versions have been implemented in many disciplines nation-wide.
PURR maintains the core functionality of HUBzero, but has been modified to publish datasets and to support their preservation. Long-term access to published data is an essential component of PURR services and Purdue University Libraries’ mission. Preservation in PURR is not only vital to the Purdue University research community, but to the larger digital preservation issues surrounding dynamic datasets and their long-term reuse.
This case study will discuss the creation of robust preservation functionality within PURR. In particular, we will discuss digital preservation policies, the implementation of the OAIS model, and the weaving of various metadata standards via a dynamic, programmatic process for PURR’s unique digital content.

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Event Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm

The PARS Intellectual Access to Preservation Materials Interest Group discusses topics of interest.

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Event Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 01:07 am

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“Editing and Embedding Audio-Visual Metadata with MetaEdit”
Presented by Chris Lacinak
President, AudioVisual Preservation Solutions

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“Editing and Embedding Audio-Visual Metadata with MetaEdit”
Presented by Chris Lacinak
President, AudioVisual Preservation Solutions

Over the past three years the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) has been working on several projects related to audio-visual technical metadata. Two recent efforts have resulted in metadata recommendations and free, open-source applications, AVI MetaEdit and BWF MetaEdit, for embedding, editing and exporting metadata within AVI (video) and BWF (audio) files. FADGI has engaged Chris Lacinak, the presenter for this session, and his colleagues at AudioVisual Preservation Solutions to support the effort, including coding the applications. Chris will review the metadata recommendations and demonstrate the applications, walking the audience through use-cases to help assess the applicability of these applications for use in their own organizations.

“Discover the Technical Metadata in your Still Image Digital Files”
Presented by Joan DaShiell
Product Manager for Digitization Services, Preservation Services Center, Backstage Library Works, Bethlehem, PA

Have you wondered; what is all this technical metadata in my digital
file? If so, come and learn from digitization expert, Joan DaShiell.
Joan will explain the technical data of a TIFF, JPEG 2000, and PDF file. Joan will also walk us through the tools and formats for extraction. This presentation is given from the perspective of a digital project manager of a major library vendor. She will also share details of the Backstage Library Works digital production and how some of our clients use this data.

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Event Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Data, datasets, and data management are becoming an increasingly important parts of the library collection management portfolio. In this context, librarians seek new tools and approaches that support researchers in the full research life cycle. Researchers have a number of requirements: the data must be easy to find, it must give credit to the researchers, it must be citable, and, above all, any maintenance must be easy.

Data, datasets, and data management are becoming an increasingly important parts of the library collection management portfolio. In this context, librarians seek new tools and approaches that support researchers in the full research life cycle. Researchers have a number of requirements: the data must be easy to find, it must give credit to the researchers, it must be citable, and, above all, any maintenance must be easy.

Good data management is the answer, and built with hardware and infrastructure but also metadata: metadata for citation, access and preservation. Making this *easy* is the business of new tools like EZID, a persistent identifier service from California Digital Library.

Joan Starr, is the EZID Service Manager and Manager of Strategic and Project Planning at CDL, and the Chair of DataCite's Metadata Working Group. She will provide an overview of some of the key issues in dataset metadata, and give special focus on ways that EZID can help you extend your collection-building activities to datasets, allowing you to preserve your institution’s research investments.

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Coordinates section activities related to managing the preservation of library and archival materials.

Co-chairs:

Chelcie Juliet Rowell, Digital Initiatives Librarian at Wake Forest University

Drew Krewer, Digitization Operations Librarian at University of Houston

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