Oxford’s Outreach and Training Fellow, Sarah, announces the first available datasets from the DPOC project. This is part of the project’s self-archiving initiative, where they will be making sure project outputs have a permanent home.
As the project begins to come to a close (or in my case, maternity leave starts next week), we’ve begun efforts to self-archive the project. We’ll be employing a variety of methods to clean out SharePoint sites and identify records with enduring value to the project. We’ll be crawling websites and Twitter to make sure we have a record for future digital preservation projects to utilise. Most importantly, we’ll give our project outputs a long-term home so they can be reused as necessary.
That permanent home is of course our institutional repositories. Our conference papers, presentations, posters, monograph chapters and journal articles will rest there. But so will numerous datasets and records of reports and other material that will be embargoed. I’ve started depositing my datasets already, into ORA (Oxford University Research Archive).
There are two new datasets now available for download:
- Digital preservation at Oxford and Cambridge training needs assessment toolkit doi: 5287/bodleian:pz64RQmGE
- Digital preservation at Oxford and Cambridge training programme pilot doi: 5287/bodleian:yrPm5qnaR
You can also find links to them on the Project Resources page. As more project outputs are made available through institutional repositories, we’ll be making more announcements. And at the end of the project, we’ll do a full blog post on how we self-archived the DPOC project, so that the knowledge gained will not be lost after the project ends.
Any tips for how you self-archive a project? Share them in the comments.