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Paradigm at Society of Archivists Data Standards Group meeting

Susan Thomas spoke about the work of the Paradigm project at a meeting of the Data Standards Group of the Society of Archivists. You can download the slides from the talk from the Papers section of the website.

[16 Nov. 2006]

Paradigm at Manuscripts Matter Conference

Paradigm contributed to a panel on 'Collecting Electronica', which considered the impact of the digital world on the collection and preservation of the manuscript.

[20 Oct. 2006]

DPC Interview with the Paradigm project

The Digital Preservation interviewed Susan Thomas about the Paradigm project. Read the interview. at the DPC's website.

[20 Sep. 2006]

Article on the Paradigm project in new edition of The National Archives' Recordkeeping Magazine

The Summer 2006 Edition of RecordKeeping magazine, a quarterly publication from The National Archives for archivists, records managers and all involved and interested in archives and records is now available. It contains an article on the Paradigm project which introduces the project's work and a lifecycle for born-digital personal archives.

[6 Sep. 2006]

Additions to the Paradigm workbook - Appraisal and disposal

A new section addressing the appraisal and disposal of born-digital personal archives has been published in the Paradigm Workbook.

[8 Aug. 2006]

Additions to the Paradigm workbook - Approaches to Collection Development

New pages covering approaches and ideas relating to the development of collections containing born-digital personal archives are now available in the the Paradigm workbook.

[2 Aug. 2006]

Update on the Paradigm project at KCL's Challenges of the e-environment event

Date: 20-Jun-2006, 10am-3.30pm
Source: Kings College London

Electronic records pose new and daunting challenges for records managers and archivists. This free event, aimed especially at the records and archives community, considers some recent work that has begun to confront and investigate these challenges.

Programme:

  1. Two projects from JISC's 4/04 Programme (Supporting Digital Preservation and Asset Management) will present reports on their recent work. Jan Booth (from King's College London) will discuss an initiative to develop a coherent institutional digital asset strategy at King's, taking in business records, course materials and research data. Janette Martin (Digital Archivist, Paradigm project) will provide an update on the Paradigm project.
  2. Andrea Buttle (Consultant, Southern Universities Management Services) will report on her work with universities, specifying technical solutions to records management problems.
  3. Patricia Methven (Director of Archives and Information Management, King's) will lead an expert panel in an open discussion on the significant and topical issue of managing electronic research records.

A free lunch will be provided. The afternoon session will end at 3.30pm. The meeting room does have a limited capacity so please forward your details directly to joanne.ellis@kcl.ac.uk if you plan to attend. Joanne will provide venue details and directions.

[29 Jun. 2006]

Additions to the Paradigm workbook - Intellectual Property Rights

New pages covering intellectual property rights as they relate to the acquisition, management, preservation and access to personal digital collections have been published in the Paradigm workbook.

[29 Jun. 2006]

Presentations from UK and US digital preservation programmes meeting in Washington DC now available

Download presentations from the joint US-UK Digital Preservation Workshop which took place in Washington DC, 7-9 May, 2006. The workshop was co-sponsored by the Library of Congress, National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) and the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).

[12 May 2006]

Fedora UK users meet

Renhart Gittens recently attended a meeting of Fedora users in the UK. More information about the meeting is available on the Fedora UK and Ireland User Group wiki page.

[8 May 2006]

UK and US digital preservation programmes to meet in Washington DC

The Paradigm project will be represented at a joint US-UK Digital Preservation Workshop which is taking place in Washington DC, 7-9 May, 2006. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Library of Congress, National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) and the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).

[28 Apr. 2006]

Barriers to re-using email

Susan Thomas recently spoke at a Digital Curation Centre Workshop in Newcastle entitled E-mail Curation: Practical Approaches for Long-term Preservation and Access. The talk focused on some of the barriers facing those who wish to re-use email archives for research purposes. A copy of the slides from the talk are available in the papers section of the website.

[ 25 Apr. 2006]

Troubleshooting METS files and Fedora's Directory Ingest Service

The Paradigm team recently experimented with Fedora's DirIngest service as a means of ingesting multiple objects and their relationships into our dark archive repository. Using Some guidance based on our experiences is now published in the Workbook section of the website.

[6 Apr. 2006]

Additions to the workbook

A section on establishing the Paradigm digital repository is beginning to take shape. Visit the Setting up the Paradigm Digital Repository section of the Workbook.

[7 Feb. 2006]

Second meeting of the Academic Advisory Board

On 12 December 2005 the project's Academic Advisory Board met to evaluate the historical value of digital objects and collections by exploring these through the default Fedora web interface. A report of the meeting has been published on the website.

[7 Feb. 2006]

Legal issues concerning the archiving of digital private papers

The beginnings of a section looking at legal issues relevant to the preservation of the digital private papers of politicians has been added to the Workbook.

[4 Jan. 2006]

An evolving glossary

A glossary has been established as part of the workbook. This will continue to grow throughout the project - any suggestions or comments are welcome!

[16 Dec. 2005]

Workbook section on cataloguing

A section on Standards for archival description has been added to the Workbook.

[25 Nov. 2005]

Welcome to Renhart Gittens

We are very pleased to welcome Renhart Gittens, our Software Engineer, to the project team. Renhart started work on July 18.

[19 Jul. 2005]

To Boldly Go!

To Boldly Go banner
On July 13 the Archives Hub is hosting a free event to celebrate the launch of its distributed system. The event is a showcase of innovative projects in the archive community, and will include speakers from a range of exciting projects including Paradigm.

[2 Jun. 2005]

First meeting of the Academic Advisory Board

On 18 April 2005 the project's Academic Advisory Board met for the first time. A report of the meeting has been published on the website.

Web archiving pilot

Paradigm is working in collaboration with the UK Web Archiving Consortium (UKWAC) and the London School of Economics (LSE) to archive webpages during the general election campaign. We will be taking snapshots of the websites and blogs of select MPs using the offline browser HTTrack and the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Professional. We will be publishing a report on our experiences, as well as guidance on using HTTrack and Adobe for small scale web preservation soon.

Additions to the workbook

The first version of a deposit agreement designed to be used by the project for hybrid (electronic and paper) deposits is now available. Further templates for more general use, and for gifts, has been uploaded.

A records survey used by the project to survey the private papers of participating politicians is now available.

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