The Digital Library Programme has seen improved systems and processes involved in creating and storing digital content; increased amounts of created content result from this improvement. This creates a requirement for Library systems to keep up with this content in terms of storage availability; the quotas that have served us well till now are certain to grow rapidly. Systems affected support Digital Preservation, discovery and workflow.   

The Digital Library also supports large-scale Research Data services (DataVault and DataStore), and we are very conscious of the vast storage requirements around these systems too.  

As a result, L&UC need to review, with ITI, how storage is provisioned and to manage their expectations of our needs in the future. It is crucially important that we have their buy-in and that they are prepared for this potential sea-change.  This project aims to do that, by analysing what we currently have, projecting how much we expect this to grow, and establishing a road map in conjunction with ITI, as to how we will allow this growth to smoothly take place. 

As part of DLIB012, we carried out a scalability review which will form a basis for this analysis. This highlighted that we needed to review our storage and can serve as a baseline for this project. 

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
March 2022 BLUE 10.0 days 4.0 days 0.0

Project Info

Project
Digital Library Storage Capacity Review
Code
DLIB018
Programme
Z. Digital Transformation - Digital Library (Closed)
Management Office
ISG PMO
Project Manager
Scott Renton
Project Sponsor
Rebecca Hirsch
Current Stage
Close
Status
Closed
Project Classification
Grow
Start Date
10-Sep-2021
Planning Date
20-Oct-2021
Delivery Date
21-Jan-2022
Close Date
11-Mar-2022
Overall Priority
Normal
Category
Discretionary

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