Cloud Atlas: Navigating the Cloud for Digital Preservation
Andrea Goethals (National Library of New Zealand), Jefferson Bailey (Internet Archive), Roslynn Ross (Library and Archives Canada) and Nicholas Taylor (Stanford Libraries)
Cloud services have become the increasingly dominant paradigm for many other types of IT-based services; why not for digital preservation? Cloud services are by now a familiar, though not mature, part of the digital preservation landscape. It is worth considering further how commercial cloud services are currently or might prospectively be used for digital preservation, as well as the implications for memory institutions, individually and collectively, if digital preservation shifts primarily in that direction. This panel will examine how memory institutions can leverage the cloud in deliberate and mission-supporting ways, or build alternative, community-based infrastructures.