Category Archive: practice

May 30 2015

POWRR + daily life

IWU DP flowchart

With the work of POWRR ended and workshops about our findings continuing, I find myself with no remaining excuses…time to get down to POWRRing on in my own world! May was a busy month for sharing my recommendations. I wrote out the complete thought processes behind my decisions in a recently published case study. And …

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Oct 25 2014

Preservation processing update

Screen shot of DA-MT interface; download at http://dataaccessioner.org/downloads/da-mt/da-mt.zip

DataAccessioner developer Seth Shaw just sent a tool to help with reports analysis. He says he wants to get feedback on a simple report transformation (from .xml to .csv) tool first. After that, he’s going to add a way to aggregate the data from the .csv into size by type of file, etc. within the …

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May 02 2014

Post-workshop question: How to quantify projected data growth

An illustration of the rapid growth rate of data with storage growth trends following

In response to a question from her supervisor, a recent workshop participant asked how to guesstimate the amount – in numbers – of data she would need to store per week.

My reply was that it’s hard to estimate amounts of new material you might need to store in the future until you decide what …

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May 02 2014

What can we reasonably accomplish?

In a previous post about acquiring digital content, Stacey mentioned that we often “take it all in, the good shepherds that we are. We build systems and websites that can do nifty things.” Stacey’s post was a cautionary tale, and others have expressed these concerns, too. Now I’ll add my voice to it.

I’m a …

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Dec 30 2013

An e-records’ transfer tale

In mid-December I received my first-ever completely electronic records transfer from a student organization. The group’s faculty advisor attended two of my campus presentations this year and followed up with a request for a one-on-one meeting to talk about their specific kinds of records. Before the end of the semester a student leader of the …

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Dec 11 2013

ANADP II part 9: Winning Poster Talks, Current Opportunities for Collaboration

Poster sessions at ANADP II were part of a contest. The three winners were Paul Wheatley (COPTR), Cal Lee (UNC), and Neil Grindley.

Each was asked to do a lightning talk, and then we moved into discussing current opportunities for collaboration.

Neil Grindley: 4Cproject.eu Digital Curation as an investment– realizing the value of assets via …

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Dec 11 2013

ANADP II Part 8: Action session, Assessing Training

This is the action session that followed the panel discussion of training opportunities and programs on day 2 of ANADP II. It asked us to brainstorm the kinds of information we would want available to us when searching a “master database” or coordinated website of digital preservation training opportunities. If we had one-stop shopping, how …

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Dec 10 2013

ANADP II Part 7: Building Capacity / Capacity Alignment

Building capacity / Capacity alignment

Joy Davidson, DCC; Martha Whitehead, Research Data Canada, Laura Molloy, HATII, Mary Molinaro, U Kentucky/DPOE/NDSR

  • DPOE train the trainer
  • One size does NOT fit all.
  • Less about formal education, more about what’s happening on the ground
  • HATII: DIgCurv, BlogForever, OPEN PLanets, DCC (UK)
  • 2010 Training Needs Assessment Survey (Nancy …

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Dec 05 2013

ANADP II Part 6 Day 2: Towards a Cost Spectrum

Action session 4: Towards a Cost Spectrum

Aaron Trehub (Auburn University) & Gail McMillan (Virginia Tech)

Uniting Theory & Practice

(This was a slideshow and then discussion of all of the numerous attempts at costing that are out there; I’m sure slides will be available soon)

Dec 05 2013

ANADP II Part 5 Day 2: Let’s talk money.

The official theme for the day was “Resource Alignment & Capacity Alignment”… but the discussions were all about cold, hard, cash, whether in the form of ACTUAL cash or invested in resources like people or equipment.

Panel 2: Neil Grindley (JISC), Tom Cramer (Stanford/DuraSpace), Sabine Schrimpf (nestor), Tom Wilson (U Alabama/ADPNet)

What is the most …

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