Unconference A3, born-digital workflows

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(copied from notes shared: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JlEiX0uzOGkyJ-josxRUijxl0APWltqAV1gv-jTYWDo/edit)

Resources Mentioned: http://bentley.umich.edu/about/what-we-do/digital-curation-strategies-and-procedures/ http://digitalcurationexchange.org/system/files/gengenbach-forensic-workflows-2012.pdf http://www.digitalcurationservices.org/aims/white-paper/ http://www.mnhs.org/preserve/records/electronicrecords/docs_pdfs/ElectronicRecordsManagementGuidelines032012_V5_Full_001.pdf http://works.bepress.com/meghan_banach/7/ http://wiki.bitcurator.net/index.php?title=BitCurator_and_Archival_Workflows http://www.curationexchange.org/ http://www.dpworkshop.org/workshops/management-tools/workflows https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B6NCn2bEXEBjaTJLNGJCcHhrS0E&usp=sharing (Princeton University Archives) http://www.taverna.org.uk/introduction/related-projects/scape/ Taverna Workbench Digital Preservation is available here: http://www.taverna.org.uk/download/workbench/2-5/

Eira’s notes from the session

NB: If none of these notes make sense or are too vague, please email eira.tansey@uc.edu or tweet @eiratansey

Marty Gegenbach’s thesis on electronic records workflow: http://digitalcurationexchange.org/system/files/gengenbach-forensic-workflows-2012.pdf The AIMS report has been really useful as a starting point for workflows: http://www.digitalcurationservices.org/aims/white-paper/ Bentley Manual on command-line micro services — check out AutoPro (windows command line) BitCurator consortium: http://wiki.bitcurator.net/index.php?title=BitCurator_and_Archival_Workflows We have lots of directories of tools, but do we have something that helps narrow down all the information to find the right tools and stuff for the job? EU has a workflow tool called taverna (taverna.org.uk) University of Minnesota State Electronic Records initiative People are reluctant to publish their workflows because they are constantly revising it but then even if they don’t share it, how do we actually improve We talked about the importance of versioning So you or other colleagues know why certain tasks were or were not done at the time Meghan Banach Bergin, UMass-Amherst — interviewd for LC’s the Signal Survey of digital preservation practices at 148 institutions http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2014/11/digital-preservation-capabilities-at-cultural-heritage-institutions-an-interview-with-meghan-banach-bergin/ More workflows should have the contextual roles added to the workflows What workflows do you do when you’re the new person and expected to solve all the problems? How does a digital preservation policy inform your workflow? Being forced to articulate what each step you’re supposed to be doing to fulfill various aspects of the digital preservation policy The aforementioned survey showed that while a large majority of respondents were doing some form of dig pres, only 25% of them had an actual workflow SCAPE project — collects several dozen digital preservation policies http://www.scape-project.eu/ Is there a place to critique or review others workflows? Doesn’t seem like it, but there probably should be Curation Costs Exchange — http://www.curationexchange.org/ What do you do when you inherit or have a workflow that no longer meets your needs? Or how do you look at a workflow with a pair of fresh eyes when you’ve been using it for so long? Educators need workflows to help teach students how to do the work Having examples of best practices articulated Workflow is only part of it, but good documentation brings it to the next level Everyone should have to work at a place with high student worker turnover so that they learn how to write brief and effective documentation dpworkshop.org — Management tools