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UC Digital Preservation Strategy Working Group: Phase One Report


In the Fall of 2018, the Direction and Oversight Committee (DOC) formed the Digital Preservation Strategy (DPS) Working Group with the charge of (1) developing a practical, shared vision of digital preservation for library content, and (2) outlining a roadmap to guide the UC Libraries in advancing that shared vision. The DPS Working Group will fulfill this charge in multiple phases, and this report presents the results of Phase One, which lays the groundwork for further discussion and, ultimately, recommendations on the policies, strategies, and actions required for the digital preservation of the millions of digital assets held across the ten UC campuses and the California Digital Library. Specifically, the Phase One report focuses on three areas: (1) an overview of external digital preservation service providers (exemplar organizations), including consortia, vendors, and university-based providers; (2) background information on current and planned UC libraries’ digital preservation activities; and (3) a high-level overview of current best practices for digital preservation, based on the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) reference model.

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