Eye on the Core Trust Seal - Reflections on Repository Type, Designated Community and Level of Curation in R0
Michelle Lindlar (TIB - Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology) and Pia Rudnik (ZB MED - Information Centre for Life Sciences)
The CoreTrustSeal (CTS) is an accepted trustworthy digital repository certification process for both, research data management and digital preservation communities alike. But does it build on concepts known and understood by both of these communities? We take an in-depth look at the CTS requirement R0 - Background Information / Context. By extracting information from the publicly available assessment reports and cross-checking these against available supporting information, we reflect on CTS from three viewpoints: the process, the institutional, and the community view. We distill concrete recommendations, which will be fed back to the CTS Board as part of the 2019 public call for review.
Managing Preservation Costs with managed Ingest: The Portico Straight-to-Ingest Project
Sheila Morrissey (Portico)
The activities associated with selection, acquisition, and other pre-ingest content processing (including quality assurance) are well-understood to be critical cost drivers for digital preservation. This paper describes a soon-to-be-concluded six-month project at Portico. The goal of this project is to attack those cost drivers with automated, data-driven analysis of problematic content, revamped policies and manual procedures, and targeted development of automated management and remediation tools. The desired outcome, in addition to more quickly ingesting content into the archive, is the most efficient, economical application possible of technical staff to the automation of problematic content handling, as well as a streamlining, rather than expansion, of manual production processes for content continually growing in quantity and complexity.
Fedora and the Oxford Common File Layout: Enhancing Support for Digital Preservation
David Wilcox (LYRASIS)
Fedora is an open source repository platform for managing and preserving digital objects. While Fedora has always been associated with digital preservation, recent releases have focused on exposing linked data and aligning with modern web standards. The Oxford Common File Layout (OCFL), which defines a shared approach to file hierarchy for long-term preservation, provides an opportunity to bring the focus back to digital preservation in Fedora. The OCFL supports application-independent, transparent file persistence that can be used to rebuild a repository in case of disaster. These features address the current needs of the Fedora community, so a group of Fedora committers met in person to design a version of Fedora that implements the OCFL. This will be the focus of the next major release, Fedora 6. 0. This paper introduces the OCFL and describes the proposed design for Fedora 6. 0, including the next steps for development and implementation.