Stepping Stones: Project Deliverables

Statewide & Regional Stepping Stones to the National Digital Platform

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To Learn More Contact
Matt Schultz
Principal Investigator
Grand Valley State University Libraries
616-331-5072
schultzm@gvsu.edu

The Statewide & Regional Stepping Stones to the National Digital Platform Project aims to gather data, conduct field research, host symposia, engage expert consultants, and carry out workshop intensives to develop the necessary resources, functional requirements, and a roadmap for building a viable and sustainable distributed digital preservation (DDP) network.

It will do this not by reinventing the wheel, but for the first time, by intentionally studying, replicating, refining, and codifying the achievements of the country’s leading state/regional DDP networks.

The project will then reach its broader national impact through the production and sharing of:

  • Model Agreements (legal, financial, administrative, etc.);
  • Policy Templates (content selection, data security, data privacy, etc.); and a
  • Collaboration Toolkit (best practices on network building)

 

All designed to guide new institutions in establishing their own stepping stones that respect and amplify the unique characteristics of their organizations within their respective state/region.

Challenges and roadblocks will be actively surfaced, discussed, and documented within the Collaboration Toolkit. The Model Agreements and Policy Templates will be designed to address and mitigate those challenges and roadblocks.