Preserv 2 final report 'candid and realistic'
The final report from the Preserv 2 project has been described by the JISC programme manager responsible for funding the project, Neil Grindley, as ‚ÄĚcandid and realistic about the ... more
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Oxford University Library Services ECS, University of Southampton The National Archives
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The British Library
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PRESERV 2 is funded by JISC within its capital programme in response to the September 06 call (Circular 04/06), Repositories and Preservation strand

PRESERV was originally funded by JISC within the 4/04 programme Supporting Digital Preservation and Asset Management in Institutions, theme 3: Institutional repository infrastructure development


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The Big Picture

Preserv in pictures

How has the Preserv project evolved over two phases? One simple overview is illustrated by the schematics that have been published and presented during the project.

Preserv 2 schematic, Sept. 2008 Preserv 2 schematic
Preserv 2 smart storage schematic, Sept. 08 Preserv 2 schematic May 08
A practical approach! These are the actual components of a system set up to test the smart storage approach. In this context it's a partial schematic. This does not elaborate the storage options and interfaces, but instead focusses on retrieving and examining the formats of stored content. The storage component assumes a greater role, and the range of services expands to include scheduling and interoperability services such as OAI-ORE, potentially discovered and accessed through online registries of services. The interface between repository and storage is now mediated by a controller.
Preserv 1 schematic, May 2007 Preserv 1, July 2005
Preserv 1 schematic May 2007 Preserv 1 schematic July 2005
The interfaces and services have been specified in a little more detail. We start introducing Web services, and preservation services follow the 'seamless flow' approach of The National Archives: characterisation, planning and action. Our interfaces and components are broadly (un)defined. It looks much like the OAIS model, a happy coincidence! Our notional control valve provides scope for input from stakeholders.
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