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PART ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1 Project Overview (pdf)

1.2 System Model (pdf)

1.3 Concerns (pdf)

1.4 Glossary (pdf)

1.5 Requirements for Trustworthy Recordkeeping Systems and the Preservation of Electronic Records in a University Setting (pdf)

PART TWO: INGEST

2.1 Ingest Guide (pdf | web)

2.2 Ingest Projects (pdf)

2.3 Ingest Tools (pdf) | download tool)

PART THREE: MAINTAIN

3.1 Maintain Guide (pdf)

3.2 Checklist of Fedora's Ability to Support Maintain Activities (pdf)

PART FOUR: FINDINGS

4.1 Analysis of Fedora's Ability to Support Preservation Activities (pdf)

4.2 Conclusions and Future Directions (pdf)


SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

Plan of Work (pdf | (web)

Project Narrative (pdf | web)

Interim Narrative Report to NHPRC
January 31, 2005 (Available in October 2006)

Interim Narrative Report to NHPRC
August 24, 2005 (Available in October 2006)

Interim Narrative Report to NHPRC
February 27, 2006 (Available in October 2006)

Final Narrative Report to NHPRC
September 27, 2006 (Available in October 2006)

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Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University

Manuscripts & Archives, Yale University

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Contact Information

Eliot Wilczek
Co-Principal Investigator
University Records Manager
Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University
617.627.4588
eliot.wilczek@tufts.edu

Kevin Glick
Co-Principal Investigator
Electronic Records Archivist
Manuscripts & Archives, Yale University
203.432.2202
kevin.glick@yale.edu

Introduction

The Manuscripts and Archives department, Yale University Library, and the Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University are pleased to announce the completion of the "Fedora and the Preservation of University Records Project."

This grant project combines electronic records preservation research and theory with digital library practice to investigate three areas of research: requirements for trustworthy recordkeeping systems and preservation activities, ingesting records into a preservation system, and maintaining records in a preservation system. The Digital Collections and Archives of Tufts University and Manuscripts and Archives of Yale University undertook this project with support of a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) electronic records research grant (grant number 2004-083).

While the project is aimed at university archivists and focuses primarily on university records, the findings are not university-specific and are easily applicable to the management and preservation of electronic records in most industries.

The project deliverables consist of twelve reports and an ingest prototype tool. The reports fall into four groups: introduction, ingest, maintain, and findings. All reports and the ingest prototype tool are available in the Reports and Findings section of this website.