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  • 2013-2014
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  • Create an email distribution list to foster communication and information sharing across OCUL institutions.
  • Build on the work begun at OCUL Digital Curation Summit by providing members with an open wiki space to share information about work that they have under way; work that they hope to undertake and opportunities for collaboration; policies, procedures, and best practices documents; specialized equipment at their institutions that could be made available to other OCUL libraries; a bibliography of available works on digital curation; and other related information of interest to the larger OCUL digitization community.
  • Hold a recurring event (see budget) focused on digitization and digital curation to provide an opportunity to share knowledge and experience, and to network with colleagues across institutions. This could be a broad, summit-­type event, and/or a day focused on a specific topic. In consideration of the logistics of this event, please see the attached budget document.
  • Identify, from consultation with the OCUL membership, opportunities for training in digital curation and preservation. These could be programs led by people in OCUL libraries or by other experts on a particular topic. Areas such as digital forensics and data curation, for example, are taking on importance in digital preservation work; few OCUL institutions have expertise in this area, and arranging training for a single institution may be cost prohibitive.
  • Identify, from consultation with the OCUL membership, opportunities for shared infrastructure (e.g., platforms and tools such as Islandora, Hydra, Archivematica or methods for cross­-institution discovery of digital content). Where support for shared infrastructure is identified, serve as point of contact with OCUL Standing Committees around proposal/implementation details.
  • Identify, from consultation with OCUL membership, opportunities for consortially­ negotiated support for digitization of complex formats such as film, audiovisual recordings, and maps. These formats generally require specialized equipment not found in OCUL institutions. Where support for shared infrastructure is identified, serve as point of contact with OCUL Standing Committees around proposal/implementation details.
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