02 

History of Digital Preservation Efforts, Intro to OAIS Model

September 11, Tue 5:30-9:30p

Topics
OAIS reference model, history, and context
History of digital preservation efforts and initiatives
Introduction to the bash shell and command line structure

Lab  *Bring Laptops to Class*
Booting from the digital preservation class disk image USB thumb drive
Follow along exercise: Navigate file systems with the command line, create files, create folders, list files and directories (pwd, cd, mkdir, touch, ls, etc.) 
Individual exercise: Create your own directory structures and files based on a theme of your choice. Create an inventory report with "ls".

Readings
Besser: Moving from Digital Collections to Interoperable Libraries (2002)
Lavoie: Meeting the Challenges of Digital Preservation: The OAIS Reference Model
Rosenthal: Requirements for Digital Preservation Systems

Reccommended
Lavoie: The Open Archival System Introductory Guide

Reference
1996 Task Force on Archiving of Digital Information
Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (The Magenta Book)

Lab Exercise Files
 w2-lab.zip



04

Digital Format Identification, NDSA Levels of Preservation

September 25, Tue 5:30-9:30p


05

Data Storage: Architecture & File Systems

October 2, Tue 5:30-9:30p

Topics
Digital File Systems and Storage Media
Servers and Storage Architecture

Lab  *NO LAPTOP NEEDED*
Follow along exercise: Write a bash shell script using ATOM text editor
Individual exercise: Customize a bash shell script using ATOM (GUI) with a prepared script to perform a batch process (ffmpeg, disk usage, df, etc.)

Readings
Google – Pinheiro, Weber, Barroso: Failure Trends in a Large Disk Drive Population
Glicksman: Storage Architectures and Network
2017 NDSA Storage Survey & Report
Clipper Notes: LTO tape advantages over disk

Recommended/Reference
Backblaze – Klein: What Can 49,056 Hard Drives Tell Us?

06

Topics
Safe file transfer and maintaining data integrity
Fixity and checksums for preservation of audiovisual digital objects

Lab  *Bring Laptops to Class*
Demo: nano text editor
Follow along exercise: File transfer (cp, mv, rsync)
Follow along exercise: Fixity and checksums (md5,  sha1, hashdeep, framemd5)

Readings
Baily: Protect Your Data (The Signal)
Rice: Reconsidering Checksums
Havemeyer-King: Trojan Dots and DIY Solutions (NDSR Blog)

Recommended/Reference
Checking Your Digital Content: An NDSA Publication

Lab  Exercises
nano & cron
see also: https://crontab.guru/
w6-lab.zip

Data Transfer, Fixity, & Integrity

October 9, Tue 5:30-9:30p



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Legislative Day

October 15, Tue 5:30-9:30p

 

No Class
Classes meet according to a Monday schedule

 



07

Midterm Presentations

October 23, Tue 5:30-9:30p

 




09 🇺🇸

Preservation Metadata 

November 6, Tue 5:30-9:30p


 

Topics
Introduction to preservation metadata
PREMIS, METS & XML


Lab  *Bring Laptops to Class*
Review of PREMIS/METS metadata records
Exploring FIND

Readings
Caplan: Understanding PREMIS
Amaral: METS for Transferable Metadata
Lavoie, Gardener: Preservation Metadata

Recommended/Reference
PREMIS Data Dictionary

Lab Exercise Files
w9-lab-exercises.zip



11 🦃

Trusted Digital Repositories & Sustainability

November 20, Tue

Topics
Guest Speaker: Seth Anderson - TRAC and the TRAC Checklist    
Sustainability and policy for digital preservation environments
LOCKSS and CLOCKSS

Lab  *Bring Laptops to Class*
Tour of Homebrew
Hexedit and File Signatures
Gary Kessler: List of File Signatures
Corkami File Signature Posters

Readings
TRAC Checklist (read pages 1–8, skim/review remainder of document)
Rosenthal: TRAC Audit, Lessons Learned (DSHR Blog)
What is LOCKSS? and LOCKSS Preservation Principles
The CLOCKSS Archive and What is the Difference Between LOCKSS and CLOCKSS?
Center for Research Libraries: Certification Report on CLOCKSS

Recommended Readings
Lavoie: The fifth blackbird

Lab Exercise Files
w11-lab.txt
w11-sample-files.zip

 

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AMIA 

November 27, Tue 5:30-9:30p

 

No Class
Students in Portland for Association of Moving Image Archivists Conference


13

Digital Preservation Packaging & Automation

December 4, Tue 5:30-9:30p

Topics
Digital Preservation Packaging & the Bagit Specification
Automating Ingest of Submission Information Packages
LTO Tape: Formats, indexes and LTFS

Lab  *Bring Laptops to Class*
Review Ingest Script
Create "bags" and reports with Bagit command line software

Readings
Bagit: A Video Introduction 
Gates: Using Bagit – The Patch Bay
Gates: Using Bagit in 2018 – The Patch Bay
Kim, Ross: Digital Forensics Formats: Seeking a Digital Preservation Storage Container Format

Recommended Readings
Lavoie: The fifth blackbird

Lab Exercise Files
w13-lab.zip


14

Final Project Presentations

December 11, Tue 5:30-9:30p

 

DUE – In Class
Assignment #2 Presentations

Last class!


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Final Papers Due

December 14, Fri 6p
 

DUE – Email: FRIDAY, December 14th, 6pm
Assignment #2 Papers

Last day of Fall 2018 classes
Friday, December 14, 2018