|The Stanford Digital
Repository, from the early days of its conception, has expected it will offer
a range of services– from bit preservation to format migrations, metadata
encoding, and anything between and beyond given available resources,
technology, and know-how.
|Levels of Service
will be necessary because we anticipate a varied range of clients with varied
|This slide – which I
liberally borrowed from Keith Johnson – concisely conveys our need for more
than one (and no doubt more than these two) preservation workflows.
workflow for digital content created by the libraries in our digitization
labs, which assumes that we have total control over the quality and integrity
of our own output, and that it is more homogenous is nature and thus easier
to manage, more predictable over time.
|We also have need
for a reactive workflow, for “real world”, “off the street” content that we
must assume is untamed and heterogeneous in nature.
|A reactive workflow
translates into repository services for
Stanford Curators who are acquiring:
| websites (both snapshots grabbed from web
and entire archives from commercial enterprises)
in the personal papers of prolific poets (email, business records).
|Then there’s the
content produced by Stanford’s academic departments:
|just kicking off a
Faculty Advisory Board for the SDR to help to develop, review, and advise on
University policy on the preservation of Stanford's digital assets
|And then there is
the talk of the possibility of non-Stanford entities availing themselves of