[Humanist] 31.744 preservation? helping DARIAH?

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Wed Apr 4 09:18:44 CEST 2018

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 744.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "LUCIANA AYCIRIEX ." <luciana at linhd.uned.es>              (15)
        Subject: Survey on Digital Humanities

  [2]   From:    Bethany Nowviskie <bnowviskie at clir.org>                   (17)
        Subject: Updating the NDSA Levels of Preservation

        Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2018 10:01:13 +0000
        From: "LUCIANA AYCIRIEX ." <luciana at linhd.uned.es>
        Subject: Survey on Digital Humanities
        In-Reply-To: <AM3PR07MB2609C6797130D6E63002D95ECA50 at AM3PR07MB260.eurprd07.prod.outlook.com>

Dear all,

Digital transformation poses challenges to the arts and humanities research landscape all over the world. DARIAH <https://www.dariah.eu/> (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities) is the European ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium) to enhance and develop digital humanities research in Europe.

DESIR is a project funded by the European Commission that sets out to strengthen the sustainability of DARIAH and firmly establish it as a long-term leader and partner within arts and humanities communities. UNED actively participates as project partner through its Digital Humanities Innovation Lab <http://linhd.es/> (LINHD).

We kindly ask you, as an user or a potential user of digital humanities, to fill this survey. The results will allow the assessment of current trust in DARIAH and lead to the proposal of strategies and actions that will increase confidence in DARIAH services and infrastructures.

The success of this activity requires a high number of responses from the arts and humanities scientific community. This is why your contribution is such a key element and we strongly invite you to participate, using the link below.

Link to fill the questionnaire:

Best regards,

Luciana Ayciriex
R&D Project Manager
Laboratorio de Innovación en Humanidades Digitales
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería e Informática, UNED
Juan del Rosal, 16
28040 MADRID
tel. 913988239

        Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2018 13:57:37 +0000
        From: Bethany Nowviskie <bnowviskie at clir.org>
        Subject: Updating the NDSA Levels of Preservation
        In-Reply-To: <AM3PR07MB2609C6797130D6E63002D95ECA50 at AM3PR07MB260.eurprd07.prod.outlook.com>

> From: "Daigle, Bradley J. (bjd2b)" <bjd2b at VIRGINIA.EDU>
> Subject: Updating the NDSA Levels of Preservation

Dear All,

The NDSA (US-based National Digital Stewardship Alliance, now hosted by the Digital Library Federation) created its landmark Levels of Preservation <http://ndsa.org/activities/levels-of-digital-preservation/>, Version 1.0, in 2013. You can read the original explanation for why we created the Levels here <http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/documents/NDSA_Levels_Archiving_2013.pdf>.  As many of you know, the Levels document was meant to be adapted as new preservation solutions and strategies emerged. You have told us the Levels need to be updated and we have heard you.

The NDSA proposes to launch a Levels of Preservation Working Group whose primary task will be to provide the methodology by which this important document can be adapted more readily—taking in the broadest possible feedback in the process. How is this different than the other NDSA Working Groups? We will not limit this group to NDSA members, though we will strongly encourage everyone to participate. The preliminary charge for this group will be:

  1.  Identify those actively engaged in adapting the Levels
  2.  Cast a wide net for those willing to engage in updating the current version
  3.  Create a methodology by which disparate approaches can be fully vetted and harmonized into Version 2.0 of the Levels
  4.  Devise an ongoing strategy by which the Levels can be adapted on a regular basis.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out our form <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGkLh-elDvuSDt7RJubNSmBmOxxKAeTgH6-4hEyvNmnZQyrg/viewform?c=0&w=1>.


Bradley for the NDSA Coordinating Committee

Bradley J. Daigle
University of Virginia Library
bradley at virginia.edu<mailto:bradley at virginia.edu>

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