Yale University Library

Digital Preservation Committee (DPC)

Meeting Notes prepared by Bobbie Pilette


Date:  January 24, 2005, 10:30


Present: David Gewirtz, Kevin Glick, Bobbie Pilette, Audrey Novak

Absent: Nicole Bouche, Ann Green


David had sent out a version of the “what” section for the policy that was discussed.  This section “Identification of Content Format & Sources of Digital Material to be Preserved” was re-ordered and much edited.  Agreement was reached on the use of digital “resource” rather than digital “content” in certain contexts.  It was generally agreed that “resource” was a broader term than “content”.  In the document “sources” will be listed first giving a context for “types” and “formats”. 


The “types” list became one for broad categories.  The editing on the “formats” went back and forth regarding whether to even include this list and if so did other things needed to be added; e.g. applications such as Word, Excel, etc.  The final decision was to include the “formats” list but to have an introduction sentence or two before both “types” and “formats” to indicate that these were listed as examples and that the full list or current list would be part of a procedures or best practices documents.



Next version of “what”—Audrey  [This would then reviewed & commented on by the committee via email.]

Each committee member will review documents listed in the bibliography to mine whatever info possible regarding the following topics:


Next meeting, Jan 31:

Financial statement review & discuss—Kevin

Lifecycle statement review & discuss—Ann

Start discussing information found on the topics assigned.




Notes taken/submitted by Bobbie Pilette