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Technical Documentation

MetaWiki
Technical documentation on the tools used within the MetaArchive network; some content is restricted to members. A valuable resource for members and for anyone hosting, participating in, or interested in a distributed digital preservation network.

The LOCKSS User Interface Guide (pdf)

The LOCKSS UI Guide is a set of help documentation compiled by the MetaArchive Cooperative central staff in coordination with the LOCKSS team at Stanford to help improve content provider's familiarity and ease of use for the LOCKSS user interfaces.

Published Books & Reports

Nancy McGover and Katherine Skinner, Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation, (Atlanta, GA: Educopia Institute, 2012)

Gail McMillan, Matt Schultz, and Katherine Skinner, Digital Preservation, SPEC Kit 325, Association of Research Libraries, October 2011.

Tyler Walters and Katherine Skinner, New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation (Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, March 2011).

Katherine Skinner and Matt Schultz, Eds., A Guide to Distributed Digital Preservation, (Atlanta, GA: Educopia Institute, 2010).

Published Articles

David Minor, Katherine Skinner, and Tyler Walters, Improving and Strengthening Inter-institutuional Preservation, 2010 Conference Proceedings from US Workshop on Roadmap for Digital Preservation Interoperability Framework, ACM Digital Library, October 2011.

Emily Gore and Katherine Skinner, The MetaArchive Cooperative: Chronicles in Distributed Digital Preservation, 2010 Conference Proceedings from US Workshop on Roadmap for Digital Preservation Interoperability Framework, ACM Digital Library, October 2011.

Matt Schultz and Emily Gore, "The Importance of Trust in Distributed Digital Preservation: A Case Study from the MetaArchive Cooperative", iPRES 2010: the Seventh International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects Conference Proceedings, September 19-24, 2010. (page 105).

David Minor, Mark Phillips, and Matt Schultz, "Chronopolis and the MetaArchive Cooperative: Preservation Cooperation", iPRES 2010: the Seventh International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects Conference Proceedings, September 19-24, 2010. (page 249).

Tyler Walters and Katherine Skinner, “Economics, Sustainability, and the Cooperative Model in Digital Preservation” Library High Tech, v. 28, no. 2 (2010).

Katherine Skinner and Martin Halbert, "The MetaArchive Cooperative: A Collaborative Approach to Distributed Digital Preservation" Library Trends, 57(3), 371-392.

Martin Halbert, Gail McMillan, and Katherine Skinner. "Avoiding the Calf-Path: Digital Preservation Readiness for Growing Collections and Distributed Preservation Networks," Archiving 2009 Proceedings, pp. 86-91.

Katherine Skinner and Martin Halbert, "MetaArchive: A Cooperative Approach to Distributed Digital Preservation," Against the Grain v. 21, no. 1 (Feb 2009) p. 36-42.

Martin Halbert, Comparison of Strategies and Policies for Building Distributed Digital Preservation Infrastructure: Initial Findings from the MetaArchive Cooperative, 4th International Digital Curation Conference Proceedings (2008).

Tyler Walters, "Digital Sustainability: Weaving a Tapestry of Interdependency to Advance Digital Library Programs," in Strategies for Sustaining Digital Libraries (Atlanta, GA: 2008) p. 22-40.

Please contact our Program Manager, Sam Meister (sam@educopia.org), if you are interested in learning more about our Cooperative and the services we offer.