CURATEcamp 2011 Ideas

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Feel free to use this space to share ideas for discussion at CURATEcamp 2011.

Topic you are interested in (Your name): A sentence or three about your topic.

JP2: Delivering image quality for archives (Matt Pearson): Brief overview of Stanford Libraries JP2 status and plans, discussion of how we got here, grab-bag of useful resource links, and group exchange of ideas and experiences.

Faculty outreach (Joan Starr): How do we interest our researchers in using all these great tools early in the research life cycle? How do we get the word out? What is the best way to do? (What works, what doesn't?) Are there approach differences between domains/disciplines?

Data management plan online tool (Perry Willett): A consortium of organizations is building the DMPTool to help researchers create and edit data management plans. We will be able to demo the beta version during CurateCamp.

LOD-LAM (Rachel Frick) discuss recent conversations, activities, use cases, ideas for collaboration.

Design and User Experience for digital archives. (William Gunn and Nate Hill) We heard a few people mention design in the standup, so we thought a session was warranted. As a group, we'll discuss the role of design/UX in project development and user engagement and design best practices, with a particular focus on faculty engagement with institutional deposit.

Open Provenance (Robert McDonald) discuss uses of the open provenance model specification and related software tools for data curation. Look at automated models for large-data set provenance collection and enrichment. Open Provenance

Negotiating terminology and practice between the archives and digital curation communities (Mark Matienzo): We've got similar concepts, but there's often a gap of understanding that needs to be addressed. For example, when is "accessioning" the same thing as "ingest", vs. when is it not?

Practical Steps for the Underfunded (Jody DeRidder): Many underfunded cultural heritage institutions can't afford programmers and are understandably daunted by the developing standards. What are the simplest, most straightforward steps that any institution can take to give their digital content hope of long-term access?

Representing filesystems in RDF and beyond (Mark Matienzo): How do we represent information about transferred filesystems (or filesystems containing transferred records assets) that allows us to retain that information going forward, especially if we know that further restructuring or arrangement is imminent?

Identifying and Administering Access Restrictions (Courtney Mumma): During description and at the point of reference, how do we identify records in any given set that have donor, copyright or privacy restrictions? In a large record group (at presumably any level of archival description) what is the best way to protect our donors, third parties and private citizens while still providing as much access as possible?

Collaboration Brainstorm (Erin O'Meara): I would like to hear about existing or desired collaboration in this area. How do institutions working on digital curation activities/initiatives collaborate more informally than a large grant? What activities do you see most-suited for this type of collaboration? How can we enable it?

RESTful Bag Server (Mike Giarlo): A group of folks have been working on a RESTful service for (BagIt) bags: gathering use cases, writing a spec, and coding. Have bags? Need to move 'em around? Come talk about the project.

The Future of CURATEcamp (Declan Fleming and Mike Giarlo): What does the future of CURATEcamp look like? Now that we've been running camps for a year, it's a good time to reflect on the camp model. What's worked? What hasn't? Do we want to scale the camp up, and if so, how? Come join the discussion and help shape the future of the series.

Metadata Management (Cristela Garcia-Spitz & Aislinn Sotelo) -- Increasingly metadata is managed in multiple systems. How do you update your metadata when it lives concurrently in different systems? Do you have one data system of record, or multiple, and how are they synced?

Handling multiple content streams (Jenn Riley): Born-digital collection acquisitions, faculty IR content such as preprints and data sets, and locally-digitized library collections all need some level of digital preservation. What are effective strategies for handling all of these types of content in a single system, for developing and implementing different preservation levels and actions that are appropriate for each, and for keeping it all straight while using development and management resources efficiently?

Let's Get Hydra Running (Preferably some Hydra folks): Interested in the Hydra project? Want to get the stack up and running? Let's talk about how to do that.

Curation strategies: one, all or none? (Peter Van Garderen): The current 'mainstream' strategies we have for preserving the accessibility, usability and authenticity of digital information are normalization, migration, and emulation. Making a choice for any of these strategies includes certain risks and costs. What is the state of best practice for each of these? Is bitstream preservation a best practice strategy or a stopgap? Are there other strategies?

Transfer and SIP Creation (Peter Van Garderen): drawing inspiration from digital forensic projects and Curator's Workbench, the Archivematica project is currently doing a requirements and design analysis to add support for Transfer and SIP Creation into the next Archivematica release. [1]. Let's discuss use cases, requirements and design options.

Holistic approach to content records and archives mgmt (Don Post). Records managers are from Mars, Archivists are from Venus, and Content Managers are from another universe. What can be achieved to bridge communications gaps. Responsibility, roles and resources in institutions are typically fragmented and disjointed. What are your organizations doing to pool resources to attain best outcomes across administrative records, acedemic documents and archival content. Agreement on compliant approaches, technologies and policies can enable better results and sustainable progress.

How to avoid reinventing the wheel in digital curation and Trustworthy Digital Repositories(Don Post): Standards based development and procurement is both necessary and partially sufficient to attain goals of Long-Term Access and Preservation of digital objects. What are the standards and established best practices that you have experience with. See for a comprehensive reference to related standards, publications initiatives and practices.

Setting your LTDP and TDR strategy and roadmap before pushing the accelerator (Don Post) What are the successes that your organization has seen in agreeing on goals/strategies for digital curation, access and preservation along with comprehensive action plans for attaining them. Or, are you finding it easier to patch problems on a knee-jerk basis.

Best practices / carrots and sticks (Jim Halliday) In our community, we are all convinced of the value of standards and best practices. But how do we convince our content providers? I will share some experiences and hopefully we can brainstorm ideas and suggestions for getting people on board.

Electronic Lab notebooks (Westra)