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Towards a Flexible and Robust Digital Preservation Infrastructure at Oregon State University Libraries and Press Public Deposited

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  • Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) committed in its 2012-2017 strategic plan to the long term maintenance and preservation of digital content. OSULP manages digital objects in two Samvera repositories: the ScholarsArchive@OSU institutional repository, regularly ranked in the top ten U.S. repositories by Webometrics, and Oregon Digital, a longstanding and successful partnership with the University of Oregon that provides access to digital collections through a shared digital asset management system. Additional digital archival resources are held in dark storage or made accessible from sources such as Kaltura. As a sustaining member of the MetaArchive Cooperative since 2010, the library replicates the university’s corpus of theses and dissertations and extension publications using that Private LOCKSS network. In 2017, the library developed a set of recommendations to achieve a more robust, comprehensive, and interoperable digital preservation program that includes increased use of the MetaArchive distributed digital preservation platform and cloud storage for geographically distributed content replication. This work is in process now and is expected to be completed by May 2018. Our solution for content housed in Fedora includes a script that traverses the hierarchy of repository objects to locate and export binary files with the RDF metadata of the ‘parent’ object. The generated BAGs are then moved to temporary Amazon Web Services storage for LOCKSS harvesting by seven geographically dispersed servers.
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  • “Towards a Flexible and Robust Digital Preservation Infrastructure at Oregon State University Libraries and Press.” Michael Boock & Hui Zhang. Poster presentation for Open Repositories Conference, Bozeman, MT, June 2018.
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  • Bozeman, Montana, USA
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