The items output from digitisation within the University library are not currently digitally preserved. This creates a risk that if the items output from digitisation and their backups were lost, they would need to be re-digitised through the following process:
Fetch item from store
Check item is fit for digitisation
Perform any required conservation work
Process files and QA / check
Return item to store
These items being digitally preserved will ensure the University retains their value for the long-term.
Within the Digital Library, the Development and Systems team have been developing a digital preservation process within Archivematica to process digital content. The EERC project material is currently being used in order to test this process and is now automatically digitally preserved when new content is added to a designated “hot folder". The next step is to create an automated digital preservation process as part of the digitisation workflow.
Under the DLIB004 project, the Digital Library team are currently implementing Goobi, a new software for digitisation workflows. This work is expected to be completed shortly.
The goal of the DLIB011 project is to create an automated link between Goobi and Archivematica for the digital preservation of new content. The project will use the Lyell Notebooks as a proof-of-concept. Also, as part of this project an additional workflow is to be created and automated to provide a distinct process for the digital preservation of legacy content.
Current project status
|Report Date||RAG||Budget||Effort Completed||Effort to complete|
|April 2021||GREEN||23.0 days||20.3 days||2.7|