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 

  • Digitise 

  • 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

Project Info

Project
Automation of Digital Preservation Workflow for Digitisation
Code
DLIB011
Programme
Digital Transformation - Digital Library
Management Office
ISG PMO
Project Manager
Alex Ross
Project Sponsor
Kirsty Lingstadt
Current Stage
Close
Status
Closed
Project Classification
Transform
Start Date
13-Nov-2020
Planning Date
04-Dec-2020
Delivery Date
30-Apr-2021
Close Date
14-May-2021
Programme Priority
5
Overall Priority
Normal
Category
Discretionary

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