Data Preservation Project
ITS Research in collaboration with the Library is currently undertaking a project to develop, test and refine a comprehensive digital archiving and preservation strategy and roadmap for the University. Due to be published by June 2013, the strategy is initially focused on research data of enduring value. The strategy will be tested and refined during its development through focused trials with researchers and research materials and data, and with input from key stakeholders.
This work is being directed by input from an advisory group with researchers, Library and ITS staff. A steering group represented by the Library, ITS and Melbourne Research Office will provide final sign-off.
- Protect and facilitate improved access to University research data of enduring value
- Support cross-disciplinary collaboration
- Meet legal and ethical requirements as defined by University policy, research funding bodies and Government
- Utilise international standards and best practice for digital archiving and preservation of research data
- Define and clarify recommended workflows, infrastructure and roles and responsibilities for enabling archiving and preservation of research data.
Our approach to developing the strategy
- Advisory group
- This project is being driven by an advisory group comprising researchers, Library and ITS staff.
- Steering group
- With advice from the Advisory group, the strategy will will be signed off by a steering group representing the Melbourne Research Office, University Library and ITS
- Data preservation trials
- Preparing research data for preservation
- Managing access to data
- Maintaining data for the long-term
For more information about the Digital Data Preservation and Archiving project, please contact Owen O'Neill.