Gareth Knight

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It is well recognised that the time period in which digital research may remain accessible is likely to be short in comparison to the period in which it will have 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 – the(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)
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)
The growth of computing technology during the previous three decades has resulted in a large amount of content being created in digital form. As their creators retire or pass away, an increasing number of personal data collections, in the form of digital media and complete computer systems, are being offered to the academic institutional archive. For the(More)
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