APARSEN publications (details below):
- APARSEN brochure on Trust (this link for hi-res)
- D24.1 Report on Authenticity and Plan for Interoperable Authenticity Evaluation System
- D24.2 Implementation and testing of an Authenticity Protocol
- D22.1 Persistent Identifiers Interoperability Framework
- D33.1B Report on peer review of research data in scholarly communication
- D33.1A Report on Peer Review of Digital Repositories
- D26.1 Report and Strategy on Annotation, Reputation and Data Quality
- D43.1 Survey for the Assessment of Training Material/Assessment of Digital Curation Requirements
- D36.1 Business preparedness report
- D32.1 Report on cost parameters for digital repositories
- D25.1 Interoperability objectives and approaches
- D16.1 Software repository
- D22.2 Description of a set of added value services for Persistent Identifier Interoperability Framework
- D23.1 Storage solutions summary of inputs
The APARSEN team has been working hard over the past year and some of the results about the important issue of Trust and digital preservation are now available.
Key questions are addressed in the reports:
Authenticity – how can we be sure the right evidence is collected as digital holdings are transformed and handed on to the next in the chain of preservation, and how can people evaluate that evidence coming from a multitude of systems? We have some of the answers.
Persistent Identifiers – there are so many to choose from; will they all survive? The importance of linking data to people to organisations to publications, each with their own identifier systems – raises important challenges. We propose a practical framework to address these challenges.
What about data quality? Can we be sure that the data sets supporting publications are also peer reviewed? We have no answers here but we at least identify the problems clearly – perhaps you have the solution.
Which repositories can be trusted to look after our valuable digitally encoded information?
The birth of the European Framework for Audit and Certification of Digital Repositories is described “warts and all” but it looks practical – not inventing a new standard but bringing together the DSA, DIN 31644 and ISO 16363 into a consistent 3 level system.
How can we judge data quality, how can reputation and annotation be used to help us in doing that?
What training materials are available and how can we put together a consistent, coherent set of training materials?
What software is likely to be successful in helping preserve a certain kind of digital object?
Are users satisfied with the proposed value added persistent identifier services?
We hope you will find these reports informative and will be excited by the proposals which make sure that these paper reports give rise to practical help for funders, repositories, publishers and users of all levels of expertise.
Please let us know what you think here (you will need to register for a login).
APARSEN will be organising webinars and workshops to discuss all these and more so keep your eyes open for annnouncements.