VALA2018 Session 2 Weatherburn

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Peter Neish
Peter Neish
Jaye Weatherburn
Jaye Weatherburn

Demystifying digital preservation: taking action with a capability maturity model

Tuesday 13 February 2018, 10:50 – 11:20

Jaye Weatherburn and Peter Neish

University of Melbourne

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The University of Melbourne is currently investing in several projects to improve long-term data curation and implement digital preservation activities. Digital preservation capability maturity models are one element being explored to benchmark current capabilities, and to plan for and implement incremental improvements to support digital preservation. We describe our experience building a tool based on the CESSDA-SAW Capability Development Model (CESSDA-CDM), and show how we simplified this model, with potential benefits for other organisations seeking to get started with digital preservation. We detail lessons learned and next steps to make the tool applicable to a wider range of organisations.


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