Works In Progress Webinar: Approaches to Preserving Private and Sensitive Data Managed by Digital Repositories
This webinar will focus on an exploration of the feasibility of a distributed digital preservation storage service for private and sensitive data held at libraries and archives in the US.
Courtney Mumma, Deputy Director, Texas Digital Library
Sibyl Schaefer, Digital Preservation Analyst / Chronopolis Program Manager, UC San Diego
This webinar will explore the feasibility of a distributed digital preservation storage service for private and sensitive data held at libraries and archives in the US. Although distributed digital preservation (DDP) services have been offered in the US for over a decade, no distributed service offering for sensitive data currently exists. As a result, sensitive data in the custody of libraries, health science centers, and archives are at an escalated risk of loss. The Preserving Sensitive Data in Distributed Digital Storage Networks project will develop a nationwide model for a DDP service that would close gaps in current preservation offerings for sensitive data.
With the support of many project partners at academic institutions across the country, this IMLS Planning Grant supports the research and data gathering needed to investigate and model a nationwide distributed digital preservation service for private and sensitive content. Grant deliverables will include a report modeling the establishment of a DDP service in the US for sensitive data, templates for legal agreements governing such a service, technical requirements for data transfer, and cost modeling scenarios. These deliverables will assist the Texas Digital Library and University of California, San Diego in enhancing their DDP offerings to include services for sensitive data and also help pave the way for other DDP services to do so as well. The team is hoping to collect some feedback and additional use cases during the Q&A portion of this webinar.
This webinar will be of interest to special collections and archives professionals, librarians and library IT professionals, medical and health science librarians, and administrators in each of the aforementioned groups.
Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series
These webinars are exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, but the recordings are publicly available to all.
Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series to talk about work happening in OCLC Research – we'd like to present our work informally and get feedback from you, our Partners. We'd also like this to be a venue for Partner institutions. What are you working on that everyone should know about? What input would help you move forward? Let us know!