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Re: [EP-tech] Digital Preservation in EPrints

Thank you Martin and Adam!


I think that digital preservation is really important.  The definition of an Open Archival Information System https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Archival_Information_System emphasizes digital preservation.


I think that a digital preservation toolkit that is integrated right into the repository system, as opposed to, or in addition to, a secondary workflow on a different system, is a great idea that is consistent with the core mission of research repositories.   


Martin, thank you for considering an update for the preservation toolkit that would make it compatible with DROID 6 .   I would also be happy to assist with the effort.


Best wishes,







From: eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Adam Field
Sent: May-31-16 6:30 AM
To: eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: Re: [EP-tech] Digital Preservation in EPrints


The preservation toolkit is really quite old now.  It it’s important, perhaps there’s some community effort that can be directed at it.  I’m happy to assist as much as my current job allows.



Adam Field
SHERPA services analyst developer



From: <eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk> on behalf of Tomasz Neugebauer <Tomasz.Neugebauer@concordia.ca>
Reply-To: "eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk" <eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Thursday, 26 May 2016 21:16
To: "eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk" <eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Subject: [EP-tech] Digital Preservation in EPrints


To use the Digital Preservation Toolkit (http://bazaar.eprints.org/142/), DROID (http://bazaar.eprints.org/143/) is required. DROID runs on Java.

The DROID bazaar plugin mentions “DROID v.4”

Meanwhile current version of DROID is on Version 6.2.1 (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/information-management/manage-information/preserving-digital-records/droid/)

Given that we are running EPrints 3.3.12, what is the recommended setup for this?

Should we try to find DROID v4 or can we run the latest version of DROID? 

If we need DROID 4, where do we get that?  Also, what version of Java does that require?

Current version of DROID  requires a minimum of Java 6 Standard Edition (SE), built and tested on Java 1.6 update 30.





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