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Monday, April 8 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
1.7 Flexibility and Pragmatism: Thinking Differently about "Better" for Digital Preservation Services

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Conversations benchmarking the quality of digital preservation often center on concerns like the number of copies of content or the frequency of fixity checking. While replication and data integrity validation are essential elements of digital preservation best practice, the widening gap between resources and candidate content for preservation challenges us to rethink how we can do digital preservation better, beyond obvious (and obviously finitely-scalable) steps like more copies and checksumming. What new digital preservation architectures or service features can help better assure the integrity of stored content, differently? How can we foster a more complementary digital preservation services ecosystem? How can we capitalize on the affordances (and accommodate the constraints) of new technologies, for digital preservation? How do our own collective, existing best practices affect our ability to expand digital preservation horizontally and vertically? What are various scenarios elucidating the explicit and implicit costs and economics of digital preservation? Presenters will address these questions in relation to each other and the latest developments in several digital preservation initiatives: exercising content retrieval from APTrust; keeping content safe with fewer copies (and more fixity) with LOCKSS; and extensible, scalable approaches to preservation infrastructure at the Internet Archive.

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Nicholas Taylor

Deputy Group Leader for Technology Strategy and Services, Research Library, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Nicholas Taylor is the Deputy Group Leader for Technology Strategy and Services at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library. In this role, he oversees IT research and development efforts focused on digital repository services, scholarly publishing, and applied information... Read More →
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Jefferson Bailey

Director, Web Archiving & Data Services, Internet Archive
Jefferson Bailey is Director of Web Archiving & Data Services at Internet Archive. Jefferson joined Internet Archive in Summer 2014 and manages Internet Archive’s web archiving services including Archive-It, used by over 600 institutions to preserve the web. He also oversees web... Read More →
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Robert German

Senior Director, Scholarly Communication, University of Virginia Library

Monday April 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm