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Basic-Preservation-Training_Plan_High_Level.doc - Explanation of the table entries

Course/Sub-Module Course title Vision for course Sources - see D11.3 Length (mins) Person responsible to prepare module Stated Goal Participant Benefits for participant Key features for participant Material for manual and further info
1 Introduction This set of modules will give an overview of the whole cyclical model from the APARSEN view. It consists of 5 main modules which will themselves provide an introduction to the more detailed course of the same name.   Sum of modules and sub-modules   The participant will wish to take the more detailed courses. Division directors and middle management responsible for any type of repository "The participant should be made aware of issues that may affect their repositories or may enable their repository to justify their current preservation activities, or enable them to move into new areas in competition with other repositories. " Ideally the issues should include ones they are not familiar with.  
1.1 Preservation "The preservation module gives a rapid overview of the issues that need to be addressed for a variety of different types of digital object, together with a brief introduction to how these link to OAIS and basic preservation techniques"   sum of sub-modules       The participant will be in a position to see how his/her repository can improve and take advantage of new opportunities "Training should provide a number of examples which provide a context into which he/she can fit current and likely future issues. There should be a number of specific digital objects used in the course, and a display of bit/hex sequences."
1.1.1 Overview Present a number of digital preservation scenarios showing the problems that have been faced. User scenarios 15   "This will give the participant the ability to compare his/her experiences with those of other organisations. In a face to face course there would be opportunities for interaction"   If this is the only module taken it should give the participant an overall impression of the issues that may be of concern. This may be the only module a higher level manager may view.  
1.1.2 Problems in preservation Presents some specific problems in preservation including issues with data aswell as documents. Most of the threats which are shown later should be covered. User scenarios 15   "The aim is to ensure that the participant can put his/her immediate problems into a broader context, by showing a variety of preservation issues"   The participant will see what problems have not yet been addressed in his/her own repository Module should show a variety of preservation problems which may not have been familiar to participant Existing CASPAR videos
1.1.3 Types of digital objects "Shows a number of different types of digital objects, covering many of the types from D14.1. Should also show some of hexadecimal dumps and compare some of the document formats including docx and ods etc." WP14 20   Opens the eyes of the participant to the different types of digital objects.   The participant should be in a position to understand the problems that need to be addressed if he/she is to preserve new types of digital objects. participant should show at least some digital objects which participant are not familiar with  
1.1.4 Outline of OAIS concepts A brief overview of the Functional and Information models and their relationship. Also the responsibilities of a repositories will be discussed.   20   participant should understand the reason OAIS has these models.   "participant gains much better understanding of OAIS, a very important standard" Module should show the reasons for the various models in OAIS  
1.1.5 Threats This module provides a brief overview of the threats which PARSE.Insight has identified. The participant will be able to compare the issues he/she is concerned about. PARSE.Insight 15   The participant will be able to identify threats which he/she may not yet have thought about.   participant will be better prepared in terms of the threats to his/her digital holdings Module should show the various threats and the depth of agreement across disciplines.  
1.1.6 Basic techniques "Introduce participants to a variety of preservation techniques including adding RepInfo (including emulators), transformation, hand-over"   20   Ensure that participants are familiar with a a number of preservation techniques - at least at a high level.   participant will gain a better understanding of a wide range of preservation techniques.    
1.2 Using This module will give the participant an overview of the varieties of ways in which digital objects are/can be used.   20   "participants should appreciate that there are many different types of digital objects, used in many different ways, many of which they have not yet had dealings with"   The participant has a better understanding that there is a range of techniques Must include an example for ldocuemnt world as well as example of science data. The examples should not need detailed discipline knowledge  
1.3 Value This module provides participants with examples of ways in which value can be attributed to various types of data   15   participants should be able to think in general terms about the value of their own digital holdings   participant will see how others value their holdings and have a better appreciation of their own repository's value. "Module should show some specific and understandable ways that value has been assigned i.e. don't just say ""it is valuable"" but explain why and to whom and how this might be quantified (if possible)"  
1.4 Business cases Provide participants with examples of business case   15   participants should be able to understand the need for business cases   participant will gain a better appreciation of the types of business cases that are used. Module should contain a few different vbusiness cases.  
1.5 Business Models General discussion of types of business cases   15   participant should be able to think in general terms of the business case which supports their repository   participant should gain an idea of the possible business models Must make a clear distinction between business cases and business models  
2 Preservation techniques This module will give the participants a more detailed view of the preservation activities involved. It consists of several sub-modules       "After this course the participant will be able to understand the need to consider a variety of preservation techniques, understand and critique preservation plans produced by others, and produce an outline of his/her own preservation strategy. The participant should be able to use of a number of tools."        
2.1 Ingest "Since ingest varies greatly between organisations this module will introduce the participant to a number of real-world examples and also to the outline of the PAIS standard. The ingest of the information needed to construct AIPs e.g. provenance and Representation Information, should be covered and the participant should be exposed to a number of examples from various disciplines."   15   After this module the participant should be able to critically examine their own ingest process and make plans for ingesting new material. He/she should have a clear understanding of their responsibility as part of the chain of preervation.   participant will gain an understanding of the care which must be taken if a a repository is to bring in new digital objects and preserve them properly. The module must show several different  
2.2 Store "The challenges of storage, including scalability, reliability, commercial and in-house options and an overview of costs should be covered."   15   "After this module the participant should be able to make a high-level critical analysis of the various options open to them, with a list of pros and cons."   participant will gain an understanding of the options available and some key choices Module should show several storage solutions and a range of demands for storage up to petabyte scale  
2.3 Plan preservation Following the introductory modules 1.1.2 to 1.1.6 this module provides greater depth of coverage. Nevertheless it cannot cover everything. The aim is therefore to give some more detailed examples with critical examination of the choise of options of tools and strategies for particular cases.   20   The participant should be able to understand the motivation for and the pros and cons of a number of preservation strategies for a range of types of digital objects from documents to images to scientific data.   participant will gain a better understanding that there are trade offs to be made in preservation Module show show a sevaral examples of trade-offs e.g. cost vs risk  
2.3.1 Identifying the designated community Choosing and specifying the Designated Community for a collection of digital objects is a critical part of preservation. This module should critically discuss a number of examples and the implication of those various options.   10   The participant should understand why the Designated Community must be specified by a repository and the implications of the choice.   participant will gain an understanding of the vital role the designated community plays in preservation Module should give a number of examples of designated community definitions. An example should be given of the possibility/implications of using different definitions of the DC for the same digital objects  
2.4 Options to counter threats Introduction to the threats - recap of 1.1.5   10   The participant should see how the techniques and threats shown in other modules are combined   The participant should gain a view of how the techniques can counter different threats The module should include an example which shows how the technique chosen to counter a threat may depend upon the definition of the designated community  
2.4.1 Creation of adequate Representation Information "This module describes the various types of Representation Information which may be of interest for a variety of digital objects and various preservation aims. The module should cover simple RepInfo for simple rendering, emulation, and description. For each of these areas there should be a number of examples of digital objects, preservation aims and potential tools. "   20   After this module the participant should have a broad understanding of the types of RepInfo that he/she may need for their repository's holdings together with some familiarity with the toolsthat may be of use.   The participant should gain a better understanding of what Representation Information may be and why it is important. "The module should show several instances of RepInfo ranging from something human readable (which would require the human to then e.g. write software, to a machine readable example which can be used directly in a user application"  
2.4.2 Transform to another format if necessary "The challenges that must be addressed here range from the the circumstances under which transformation may be a sensible option to the choice of what to transform into to the practical issues of performing the transformation. An important topics to touch on is that of authenticity which should be briefly described."   15   After this module the participant should be able to discuss the pros and cons of a variety of transformation strageies.   "The participant should gain an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of transformations, and the difference between reversible and irreversible transformations" "The module should contain at least one example of a rendered object e.g. an image and also a piece of scientific data. The limitations of the ""Significant Properties"" compared to ""Transformational Information Properties"" should be pointed out."  
2.4.3 Hand over "Show some scenarios of hand over of holdings, pointing out the problems that have arisen e.g. some semantics locked into proprietary systems."   10   participant should be able to examine where issues might arisein their own systems.   The participant should understand the possible difficulties which might arise in a hand-over "The module should show that a repository does not need to be funded forever - examples of archives such as scientific project archives should be given, together with the steps taken in hand over"  
2.5 Authenticity. "Define principles and recommendations for supporting authenticity evidence and show examples of the importance of dealing with authenticity properly, and the some of the issues that cause problems." "D24.1 and D24.2, " 15 "Mariella, Silvio, Yannis" participant should be able to critique the way their repository deals with authenticity. practitioners in the sector of digital preservation The participant should gain a broader understanding of the OAIS definition of authenticity and the importance of technical and non-technical provenance "The module should contain examples of provenance, fixity and how they might be used in evaluating authenticity. An example of what must happen in a transformation should be discussed"  
2.6 Audit options and preparation Describe the benefits which an audit could/should provide   15   participant should understand why an audit may benefit their repository   participant should gain an understanding of what an audit might involve. The module should discuss a few examples of the metrics and the results of the test audits.  
3 Usability "Shows some additional examples of using data from various domains, to introduce the following modules"   10   participant should have a better understanding of the way in which digital objects may be used   The participant should gain a better understanding of the range of possible ways in which documents and data may be used. "The module should give a examples including documents as readable, documents as data (as in text mining) and a few types of data"  
3.1 Additional Representation Information Shows a small number of specific examples of how additional RepInfo can help make the use of data easier   20   participant will have some insight into using data and the opportunities available.   participant should see the way in which additional RepInfo can enable easier/wider usability of data The module should contain at least one example of data from various sources being combined.  
3.1.1 Other communities Shows a small number of examples of how users outside the normal user base can take advantage of unfamiliar data. In particular note the different software suites that are used.   15   participants will gain some insight into different user communities.   participant should gain an understanding of the way in which the concepts associated with thedefinition of designated community can help to define other communities The module should show some examples of multiple communities  
3.2 Discoverability Show some examples of the different ways in which data is found from Google to GIS based selection to more complex selection of scientific data.   15   participant will have some insight into the variety of ways in which information is searched for.   The participant should gain a view of a variety of ways in which people - and machines - can discover digitally encoded information Module should show examples ranging from Google to scientific domain repositories  
4 Value – “why and who pay?” Defining /implementing sustainable DP practice                
4.1 Value propositions "Examples of what the real (or potential) value that has been assigned to digitally encoded information to justify its preservation. This should include cultural value, commercial value, scientific value and replacement value."   15   participant will have a better idea of the types of (potential) value that may be assigned to his/her holdings        
4.2 Increasing value "Examples of ways in which value has been increased, e.g. by combining with other data from other disciplines. "   15   participants should be in a position to think of how their holdings could be increased in value.        
4.3 Rights management "Discussion of digital rights and implications for digital preservation: ingest, presevation and access."   10   participants should understand that DRM is an issue that must be addressed.        
5 Business case Managing sustaina bility                
5.1 Examples of business cases Examples of business cases. How to build DP business cases. Usage   15   Understand relevance of the business cases     Include real examples  
5.2 Embedding within a particular business model choices to be made for securing resources. The role of targeted users and institutional context in securing sustainability conditions   15   Understand the need to fit for a purpose: the business model IS the sustainable way to deliver the value proposition     Use real world examples  
5.3 "Options for trade-offs between costs, risks and capabilities" Discussion of examples of trade-offs such as cost of adding specialised RepInfo vs increase in potential value. It will probably be difficult to quantify these but at least likelihood of increase/decrease in the amounts should be possible.   15   Participant should be able to appreciate that such trade-offs are possible.     Identify some of the difficult decisions which may have to be made  
6 Business model Delivering DP value proposition                
6.1 Characterising of the users and participants base Examples of various types of users (participant segments) and the way in which they business models must be adapted to them.   20   Understand the critical role of the USAGE business case     Link back to the business case examples - show how they are used in at least one specific case.  
6.2 Competition in the provision of the preserved assets factors and conditions under which users and participants choose digital assets providers   15   Understand what happens when tne alternative for getting the data     Need specific examples of such alternatives and the possible advantages which one repository may have over another  
6.3 Dynamics of the formulated business case and model "embedding decision making, implementation,monitoring and adjsutments within the institutional business processes "   15   Trigger the adoption of real world management techniques     Examples from the real world showing problems  
6.4 Appraisal and the business case success criteria. Evaluation processes and organisational implications   15   Implementing rational decision making     "Discussion of real examples, showing issues and choices"  
6.5 Resourcing budgets versus income flows. Pros and cons   15   Securing sustainability by proper management        
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