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Re: [ARSCLIST] Hard disk drives and DAT
By snipping my message, your option "C" is very close to what I
recommended in the rest of my post. But without specifics, your
option "C" can't be implemented by anyone. Finding a partner won't
magically make your digital preservation files easily migrate into
their system without advance planning.
"Partnering" with another institution because they have a digital
repository isn't a silver bullet in and of itself.
I will also mention that in the next CLIR Engineers Roundtable
document release, there is a paper that refers specifically to the
concept of a "transitional repository" to help open the dialog on
this topic (full disclosure - I was commissioned to write the paper
I am extremely concerned about asking any archive in position B. to
worry about what they have created long term.
Could you clarify that statement? Are you saying that any archive in
"position B" should NOT worry about the digital preservation files
they have created and how they are stored?
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On Mar 27, 2007, at 2:01 PM, Richard L. Hess wrote:
At 01:56 PM 2007-03-27, John Spencer wrote:
One concern of mine is the responses seem to summarize:
A. You have a TDR and no worries
B. You don't have one, don't think you'll get the funding (ever) so
just go with the cheapest route
I've taken these generalizations to the extreme, but to omit any
discussion of how digital preservation files might be saved (other
than CD-R and HDD), in my opinion, is the intellectual equivalent of
sticking your head in the sand.
I would like to suggest option C, which is conceptually between A
C. Explore partnering options so that although you individually fit
into B, you find a partner willing to provide a piece of their A
that you can place your data in.
I think for many, that is the best available option. I am extremely
concerned about asking any archive in position B. to worry about
what they have created long term.
I'm sorry I won't be at the ARSC pre-conference workshop as I only
have a few days for the conference and I'm presenting a paper later.
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