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The Preservation of Web Resources Handbook

In 2008 the University of London Computer Centre and JISC published “PoWR The Preservation of Web Resources Handbook.” As stated in the handbook, “The first part deals with web resources and makes practical suggestions for their management, capture, selection, appraisal and preservation. It includes observations on web content management systems, and a list of available tools for performing web capture. It concludes with a discussion of Web 2.0 issues, and a range of related case studies. The second part is more focused on web resources within an Institution. It offers advice about institutional drivers and policies for web archiving.”

http://jiscpowr.jiscinvolve.org/wp/files/2008/11/powrhandbookv1.pdf

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Beginner’s Guide to Digital Preservation

JISC has created a site titled a Beginner’s Guide to Digital Preservation. While the site was made for JISC projects, it provides helpful information about digital preservation, starting with defining the problem, and discussing the types of digital media that need to be preserved, the importance of metadata, and helpful tools.

http://blogs.ukoln.ac.uk/jisc-beg-dig-pres/content/

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Digital Preservation Benefit Analysis

The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has created a website for their Digital Preservation Benefit Analysis Tools Project. The toolkit consists of two tools: the KRDS Benefits Framework (Tool 1); and the Value-chain and Benefits Impact tool (Tool 2). The Keeping Research Data Safe (KRDS) Benefits Framework is a tool for identifying, assessing, and communicating the benefits from investing resources in the curation/long-term preservation of research data. For more information, visit the project website:

http://beagrie.com/krds-i2s2.php

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Setting IR’s on The Path to Digital Preservation

Check out the final project report from the JISC KeepIt Project titled, “Setting Institutional Repositories on The Path to Digital Preservation.” The KeepIt project investigated how effectively institutions could support the goals of a general repository: trustworthy storage and preservation. This final report from the project reveals the results, outcomes and implications of the work.

http://ie-repository.jisc.ac.uk/553/1/finalreport-keepit10.pdf

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