UNLINKED SYLLABUS 2018


02 

History of Digital Preservation Efforts, Intro to OAIS Model

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

Topics
History of digital preservation efforts and initiatives
OAIS reference model, history, and context

Lab  *Bring Laptops to Class*
Introduction to the bash shell and command line structure
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


03

Software, Operating Systems & Computing Environments

September 18, Tue 5:30-9:30p

Topics
Computing foundations and digital preservation: UNIX and GNU/Linux
Free Software Movement and Open Source Software
How computers work: Software
Discussion of Assignment #1 

Lab  *Bring Laptops to Class*
Command line scavenger hunt
Demo: nano
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
Finley: Linux Took Over the Web. Now, It’s Taking Over the World (WIRED)
Kelty: Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software (Chapter 3 only) – alternate download here
Lyons: Introduction to Using the Command Line

Recommended Reading
Raymond: The Cathedral and the Bazaar


04

Digital Format Identification, NDSA Levels of Preservation

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

Topics
File identification and format sustainability
Characteristics and Specifications of digital files
NDSA Levels of Preservation

Lab  *Bring Laptops to Class*
Follow-along exercise: File analysis using JHOVE, DROID, Mediainfo and Exiftool
Team Exercise: Comparing results from mediainfo, exiftool, and DROID. Research file sustainability with:
           Sustainability of Digital Formats – Planning for Library of Congress Collections

Readings
NDSA Levels of Preservation
Peltzman: Expanding NDSA Levels of Preservation
Martin: What is a file?

Lacinak: Primer on Codecs
Jackson: Formats Over Time, UK Libraries


Recommended/Reference
Rosenthal: Formats Through Time, DHSR Blog
Library of Congress: Sustainability of Digital Formats (Introduction, Sustainability)

Lab Exercise Files
LOC Sustainability of Digital Formats: Alphabetical File Formats List
w4-lab.zip



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Legislative Day

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

 

No Class
Classes will meet according to a Monday schedule

October 16, Tue 5:30-9:30p


06

Data Transfer, Fixity, & Integrity

October 16, Tue 5:30-9:30p

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

Lab  *Bring Laptops to Class*
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 Exercise Files
w5-lab.zip


07

Midterm Presentations

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

 



08 🎃

Intro to Web Archiving

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


 

Topics
Introduction to the Internet and World Wide Web, Web Architecture and Preservation
Web Preservation and the Internet Archive

Lab - Bring Laptops to Class
Rhizome Webrecorder demo
Create WARC files using wget command

Readings
Lasar: 25 Years of Hypercard (Ars Technica)
Berners-Lee: WorldWideWeb Executive Summary
McKeehan: Symmetrical Web Archiving with Webrecorder (NDSR Blog)
ArchiveIt: Five Challenges of Web Archiving

Recommended/Reference
Archiving Social Media Sites 
Glossary of Web Archiving Terms 

Lab Exercise Files
w7-lab.rtf


09 🇺🇸

Preservation Metadata 

November 6, Tue 5:30-9:30p


 

Topics
Introduction to preservation metadata
PREMIS, METS, and XML

Lab
No lab – Students will give Assignment #1 presentations

Readings
Caplan: Understanding PREMIS
Amaral: METS for Transferable Metadata

Recommended/Reference
PREMIS Data Dictionary
Lavoie, Gardener: Preservation Metadata


10

Digital Repository Design & Microservices

November 13, Tue 5:30-9:30p

Topics
Microservices for digital preservation and repositories
Digital Repository Design

Lab
Tour of Homebrew

Readings
Handel: Data Migration, Digital Asset Management and Microservices at CUNY TV
Spalenka: Some Assembly Required: Micro-services and Digital Preservation
Cramer & Kott: Designing and Implementing Second Generation Digital Preservation Services (Standford Univeristy)


Lab - Bring Laptops to Class
Follow-along exercise: Create file system reports and reconcile backups using lsdiff and FileMerge


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
TBD

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.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

Lab
Tour of Homebrew
Create "bags" and reports with Bagit command line software

Readings
Bagit: A Video Introduction 
Gates: Using Bagit – The Patch Bay

Kim, Ross: Digital Forensics Formats: Seeking a Digital Preservation Storage Container Format

Recommended Readings
Lavoie: The fifth blackbird

Lab Exercise Files
w11-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