Yale University Library

Digital Preservation Committee (DPC)

Meeting Notes prepared by Bobbie Pilette


Date:  January 8, 2007 10:30 a.m.


Present: Bobbie Pilette, Kevin Glick, David Gewirtz, Audrey Novak (late)

Absent: E.C. Schroeder, Rebekah Irwin


Brought to the attention of folks that the Columbia digital preservation policy had been re-written and looked very similar to ours.   http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/services/preservation/dlpolicy.html


David was still awaiting comments on the Formats document, will send out the slightly revised METS doc, and David & Kevin are going to work together on the Preservation Strategies document’ Digital Resource Maintenance section.


Activities to be done:

·        Care & Handling of Analog Materials – Bobbie will continue to develop

·        Rebekah – will check with DPIP on jointly developing guidelines for creators of digital conversion projects.


Next Meeting, Jan 29:

·        Continue discussions on best practices:   METS, Formats & Preservation Strategies.

·        E.C. compare CUL’s updated policy with our current and we will consider any changes.



·        DigCCurr2007: International Symposium on Digital Curation April 18-20, 2007, Chapel Hill, NC – David G. preparing a paper

·        Best Practices Exchange 2007:  Libraries & Archives in the Digital Era, May 2-4, 2007, Chandler, Arizona  www.bpexchange.org


Meetings Schedule:

·        January 15, Holiday –cancelled

·        January 22, ALA – cancelled

·        January 29 – meeting

·        February 5 - meeting


Committee members’ meetings unable to attend through March: