How to convey the value of digital preservation
Useful assets to convey the value of digital preservation to stakeholders
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One of the objectives of the Safeguarding the Nation's Digital Memory project which produced DiAGRAM was to help archivists (in particular) make the case for digital preservation work. Part of this is having a built in benchmark model to help demonstrate the difference between merely backing-up material and actually doing digital preservation. If you’ve not explored the model yet, you can find the current (prototype) version at https://nationalarchives.shinyapps.io/DiAGRAM/I’m happy to advise on using the modelling to help you make a business case.
We all know the importance of ensuring digital content remains accessible and readable for the long-term...but how can you convince your stakeholders of the value and benefits of digital preservation? We’ve put together a pack of useful assets to accelerate the process and support you in clearly articulating the value of digital preservation to your stakeholders. Here’s some highlights of what’s included: Conveying the value slide deck - use as required when you present to stakeholders Starter vs other systems comparison table - easily highlight the difference between Starter & content management/cloud storage Buena Vista University case study - inspiration & top tips when speaking to IT and others at your organization Short demo video in Starter - perfect for showing how Starter preserves and renders obsolete fil formats Don’t forget to show your Starter repository to stakeholders and grant funders, so they can see first hand what you have achieved! As they say, a pict
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