We regret to inform users that this resource is no longer available. The site has been withdrawn as the technologies which it is built with have reached end-of-life.
An archived version of the site is available at https://wayback.archive-it.org/org-467/20170930070055/http://www.paradigm.ac.uk/
The PARADIGM workbook on digital private papers can be downloaded from the Oxford University Research Archive: https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:116a4658-deff-4b06-81c5-c9c2071bc6d0
Last update to original site:
1 October 2008
15 April 2020
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Welcome to paradigm
The Personal Archives Accessible in Digital Media (paradigm) project saw the major research libraries of the Universities of Oxford and Manchester come together to explore the issues involved in preserving digital private papers through gaining practical experience in accessioning and ingesting digital private papers into digital repositories, and processing these in line with archival and digital preservation requirements.
The project was funded between 2005 and 2007, under the JISC's programme "Supporting Institutional Digital Preservation and Asset Management".
The project outcomes included:
- A template for ensuring long-term access for institutional holdings of digital personal papers
- Best-practice guidelines in the form of a workbook on issues relating to the archiving of personal papers in digital form, made available in sections as they are completed
- Strengthened local institutional capacity for digital preservation
- Developed templates for institutional policies for collection development, retention, and disposal
- Practical test of digital repository softwares DSpace and Fedora and related tools
- Research resources for 20th century political history in the form of new archival collections
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