Yale University Library

Digital Preservation Committee (DPC)

Meeting Notes prepared by Bobbie Pilette


Date:  (no meeting 10/23) October 26, 2006, 1:30p.m.


Present: Bobbie Pilette, Audrey Novak, E.C. Schroeder, Kevin Glick, David Gewirtz, Rebekah Irwin,


Reviewed information and established an outline for the IAC update on Monday, Oct 30.  This will basically be a work update cover:

§         Summary of work (admin, management, financial model and best practices)

§         Review of proposals for the DCC, cost centers??, new group

§         Discussion

The committee agreed on the outline.  We then reviewed three documents that will be presented to IAC:

§         Administrative and Management Structure for Digital Preservation

§         Recommendations to IAC for a Reconstituted Committee

§         Digital Preservation Cost Centers

There was some wordsmithing on the cost center document but the other two were accepted. 


Discussion then moved on to possible suggestions for the Reconstituted Committee.  This is the committee that will be working on digital preservation best practices.  In some cases there were particular individuals that were suggested such as Matthew Beacom from Cataloging and Kevin Glick from MssA and in other cases it was a position or department that it was felt needed to be part of this such as Preservation, ILTS/ITS, Medical, Beinecke’s new Preservation Coordination Librarian. 


Activities to be done:

·        Get new wording for opening paragraph in cost center doc to Audrey – Bobbie

·        Draft of a Dig Pres Best Practices Cttee charge - Audrey


Next Meeting for committee as a whole:

·        Monday, October 23


Next IAC meeting:

·        Monday, October 30, Room 409, 1p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Committee members’ meetings unable to attend through December:

·        Bobbie: Nov 20, 27