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The inaugural 2018 University of California Digital Library Forum (UC DLFx) "Building the UC Digital Library: Theory and Practice" will explore a range of topics such as engaging, enhancing our communities and creating data from materials at our respective University of California libraries; demystifying data curation; project collaboration; using emerging technologies such as 3D scanning to enhance access, and creating a UC system wide standard for born digital archival material.


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The conference will be held in the Highlander Union Building (HUB), Third Floor
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Tuesday, February 27 • 3:00pm - 4:55pm
UC Data Network: A Systemwide Solution for Free Research Data Management / Beyond the Repository: Exploring Integration Between Local and Distributed Digital Preservation Systems (Combined Session A)

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UC Data Network: A Systemwide Solution for Free Research Data Management
The UC Data Network is a partnership between CDL and campus libraries, CIOs and VCRs to build a sustainable and reliable network for sharing research data. In the UCDN, campuses contribute preservation storage to a common pool for use by CDL’s Dash data publication service and Merritt preservation repository for managing, preserving, and providing access to a growing collection of UC research data. UC researchers face new obligations for proactive and sustainable research data management (RDM) in the form of funder mandates, publication requirements, institutional policies, and evolving norms of academic best practice. While some researchers have access to appropriate disciplinary repositories, these opportunities are not uniformly available across the UC community. By relying upon in-kind contribution of storage capacity rather than direct campus recharge, UCDN removes the primary barrier to wider campus adoption of Dash and Merritt, which can now be offered for use at no cost to individual researchers. This presentation will provide an update on UCDN activities and solicit suggestions for potential improvements or added-value research data management services.

Beyond the Repository: Exploring Integration Between Local and Distributed Digital Preservation Systems
Many institutions have established digital repository systems in order to preserve the valuable scholarship and cultural heritage that is either generated or collected by their constituencies. In addition, many of these same organizations have distributed copies of these digital materials to multiple locations in order to mitigate the risks associated with lack of geographic diversity, lack of technological diversity, and loss of data related to human activities and systems failures. Services like APTrust, DPN, and Chronopolis have developed, in part, to provide this geographical diversity. As these services have matured, the problem of tracking data from a local repository to a distributed preservation service has not been resolved. Northwestern and University of California, San Diego were awarded an IMLS Planning Grant (LG-72-16-0135-16) to explore the integration between local repositories and distributed digital preservation systems. This grant seeks to answer questions like, “How does one curate objects to ingest into a long-term dark preservation system?” as well as questions regarding managing multiple copies and versions of digital objects in multiple systems and the implications of varying storage structures on data restoration. To uncover answers, the grant team distributed a survey and also conducted a series of in-depth interviews with cultural heritage institutions. This talk will describe the findings from both, highlighting results regarding criteria used in curation decisions, versioning practices, common workflows and workarounds, and the use (or not) of preservation policies.

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Stephen Abrams

Associate Director, UC Curation Center, California Digital Library

Sibyl Schaefer

Digital Preservation Analyst for Research Data Curation; Chronopolis Program Manager, UCSD
Sibyl Schaefer is the Chronopolis Program Manager and Digital Preservation Analyst for the University of California, San Diego. She has spent much of her career working with archival systems for arrangement, description, and preservation. She has been recognized as an Emerging Leader... Read More →

Tuesday February 27, 2018 3:00pm - 4:55pm
HUB 379

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