184.108.40.206 - The repository shall employ technology watches or other technology monitoring notification systems.
SP staff collaborate with personnel from the University of Toronto Libraries' Information Technology Services (ITS) department to assess the health and long-term suitability of the repository's hardware and software. This is an ongoing and comprehensive process of evaluation, assessment, and review that uses information supplied by automated monitoring systems, manual quality controls, the repository's Designated Community, its hardware and software vendors, and the enterprise IT community at large. The chief objective is to predict obsolescence or deterioration before it can impair ingest, data management, archival storage, or dissemination.
SP benefits from an active and technologically savvy Designated Community, made up of librarians, researchers, and students, who regularly report problems with system behaviour. SP receives feedback from its Designated Community on a regular, often daily, basis. Members of the Designated Community make up the repository's Operations and Development Committee and its Technical Advisory Group.
Digital Preservation Policy Librarian
- Risk Analysis and Management Strategies
- Hardware and Software Inventory