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Research Questions

  1. Which are the regulatory, auditing and policy making bodies that need to be sensitized to the importance of digital preservation, and what are the best ways of influencing them?

  2. How can we adapt the existing knowledge about digital records preservation to the needs and circumstances of small and medium sized archival organizations or programs?

  3. How and when should these archives or programs prepare themselves for digital preservation?

  4. What differentiates the preservation of digital records from that of any other digital entity for which the archives might be responsible?

  5. What kinds of digital records, either soon to be preserved by a small or medium sized archival organization or program or already in its custody, are currently most in need of attention, and what are the most urgent issues and problems associated with their creation, management and/or preservation?

  6. What are the nature and the characteristics of the relationship that each of these archives or programs should establish with the creators of the records for which it is responsible?

  7. What kind of policy, strategy and procedures should any such archives or program have in place to be able to control the digital records for which it will be or already is responsible from creation to preservation, and on what factors are these administrative devices dependent (e.g. a specific accountability framework and governance structure)?

  8. What action plans may be devised for the long-term preservation of these bodies of records?

  9. Can the action plan chosen for a given body of records be valid for another body of records of the same type, produced and preserved by the same kind of organization, person, or community in the same country?

  10. Can the action plan chosen for a given body of records be valid for another body of records of the same type, produced and preserved by the same kind of organization, person or community in another country or culture?

  11. Can the action plan chosen for a certain type of record or system be valid independently of the creating or preserving organization and its context?

  12. What knowledge and skills are required for those who must devise policies, procedures and action plans for the preservation of digital records in small and medium sized archival organizations or programs?

  13. How can records professionals keep their knowledge of digital preservation up-to-date in the face of ongoing and increasingly fast technological change?

 

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