Friday, March 11, 2005

Sustainable Preservation of Digital Assets in a University

The report and papers from eSPIDA's workshop held in February are now available. The event's aim was as to launch eSPIDA and create a level of awareness about sustainable digital preservation. The speakers opened up new lines of enquiry for digital preservation. The economic considerations offered by Professor Jane Hunter in particular resonated strongly; this is a new way of thinking for many in the field. The event contained lively discussions about digital assets, roles and responsibilities within an Institution towards them, drivers for preserving them and a whole manner of associated topics and these are brought out in the report.