Digital preservation at Wellcome Collection
Last week I gave a short talk in Cambridge about digital preservation at Wellcome. It was a quick overview of our processes, practices, and the tools we use.
We can think of a digital archive in three step:
- Production. How do we choose things to store in the archive?
- Storage. How do we keep the digital files safe?
- Retrieval. When somebody wants to see something in the archive, how do we present it?
My talk was a brief overview of each step, and how we’re doing them. If you’d like to read my notes, I’ve posted a text version of the talk on Stacks (a site where we write about digital happenings at Wellcome Collection). Even if you don’t work in digital preservation, I hope it makes sense and gives you a brief flavour of what I do for a day job.