Gareth Knight

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Significant properties are those aspects of a digital record that must be preserved over time in order for it to remain accessible and meaningful. The development of a formal, or canonical a method to define significant properties requires some understanding of the digital record, the different types of properties that may be encountered and the appropriate(More)
It is well recognised that the period of time in which digital research may remain accessible is likely to be short in comparison to the period in which it will continue to hold intellectual value. Although many digital preservation strategies are effective for simple resources, it is not always possible to confirm that all of the significant properties –(More)
Significant properties are essential characteristics of a digital object which must be preserved over time for the digital object to remain accessible and meaningful. Proper understanding of the significant properties of digital objects is critical to establish best practices and helps answer the fundamental question related to digital preservation: what to(More)
Institutional repositories are considered an important method of capturing research outputs and disseminating them to a wider public. Thus far, the initial focus of activity has been on the process of establishing repositories and handling issues associated with the deposit of academic research. Given the experimental nature of many of these projects, few(More)
Notes 1. For the purposes of this document, an e-print is defined as an electronic version of a research paper, either pre or post publication, which has been created for the purpose of enhancing other researchers access to the research paper. Summary This report emphasises the value of a deposit licence as a means of establishing a formal contract between(More)
This paper describes the problems and explores potential solutions for providing long term storage and access to research outputs, focusing mainly on research data. The ready availability of cloud storage and compute services provides a potentially attractive option for curation and preservation of research information. In contrast to deploying(More)