“Beyond the Repository,” a two-year IMLS National Digital Platform Project grant, has brought together a diverse group of more than twenty digital preservation experts, practitioners, and service providers to collaboratively develop tools to increase interoperability between local repository systems and distributed digital preservation (DDP) networks. This work includes a toolkit to assist digital preservation practitioners in selecting materials for DDP systems, and a shared BagIt profile that will be implemented by DSpace, Fedora, LOCKSS, and APTrust in order to bridge gaps between local repository and DDP infrastructure.
This webinar will summarize the work that has been done to date for "Beyond the Repository," including the process and outcomes of the work on the curatorial toolkit and the BagIt profile. Attendees will come away with a better understanding of the challenges to integrating digital preservation tools and systems, and how work on “Beyond the Repository” will promote new best practices in digital preservation interoperability, particularly in LYRASIS programs Fedora and DSpace.
Instructor: Laura Alagna
Laura Alagna is the Digital Preservation Librarian at Northwestern University Libraries, where she has developed and implemented policies and workflows for preserving born-digital and digitized content, and serves as the subject matter expert in digital preservation on the Libraries’ digital collections application development team. Prior to this, Laura managed the digital archiving program at the Special Collections Research Center of the University of Chicago. She received her MLIS from the University of Illinois School of Information Sciences.