Yale University Library

Digital Preservation Committee (DPC)

Meeting Notes prepared by Bobbie Pilette


Date:  September 12, 2005, 10:30a.m.


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

Absent: Audrey Novak, Gretchen Gano


The decision was to hold off on the Use Cases until next week when more of the committee will be present.  So we took care of some basic business.


Bobbie will be going to the September 29th, NELINET seminar:  Stayin’ Alive.  E.C. & Rebekah said there would be some folks from Beinecke also going. 

Kevin mentioned the article that Meg sent around:  Requirements for Digital Preservation Systems: A Bottom-Up Approach  <http://www.arxiv.org/abs/cs.DL/0509018>  Looking at section 3, Threats, Kevin thought it might be interesting to discuss our Use Cases in terms of the threats listed.  Measuring whether we thought our particular Use Case was of greater or lesser concern in relation to each of the threats listed. 

A reminder that the SCOPA forum is this Friday at 12:30 in the Sterling Lecture Hall.  Below is our outline for the presentation.  Keep in mind we have one hour, so each presentation should be brief—between 5-10minutes max.

Digital preservation – what is it and why important         Kevin

History of the Committee and review of the charge        Bobbie

Presentation of the policy (dig repository)                      Audrey

Use cases/Best Practices                                              David & E.C.



Reminder that we have a policy presentation will be at CDC this week, Thursday, Sept 15 at 3p.m., Sterling Room 409.  All DPC members welcome.


Next two meetings (Sept 19&26) will be at the Beinecke.



ü      Send copies of Ann Okerson’s comments regarding the policy.  We will discuss next week.

ü      Committee members will take “Use Case” categories—seeing what are the issues associated with each and what we need to consider.

·        David & Bobbie – Web [public domain]

·        Audrey & Gretchen – Licensed resources, purchased resources

·        E.C. & Rebekah – Digital collections

·        Kevin – Records

·        David – Null Case [3rd party trusted repositories]


Next Meeting (Tuesday, Sept 19 @ Beinecke):

ü      Discuss Ann’s comments on policy.

ü      Discuss where to include the digital media in the stacks with regards to Use Cases

ü      Everyone will be ready to “stand & deliver” on issues of concern regarding the best practices/use models.


Committee members’ schedules with regards to scheduled meetings unable to attend:

David               Sep 26


Audrey             Oct 24

Kevin               Sep 19, Oct 10, Dec 5&12

Gretchen          Sep 12

Bobbie             Sep 26

Rebekah           Oct 17