Personal Preservation Planning Paper

I see my last entry was in late June – a few weeks before moving house in mid-July. Since then, a full programme of packing, unpacking and house renovation has affected progress. However, I completed a paper describing my experiences in identifying a preservation planning process for personal collections, just over a week ago (on the day my granddaughter was born!). It included templates for a Scoping Document, a Digital Preservation Plan, A Digital Preservation Chart, and a Preservation Maintenance Plan – which I have produced in the belief that the document formats derived in the course of this work may be of use to others. I am now in the process of trying to find a publisher.

The completion of the preservation planning trials and the associated paper, now puts me in a position to undertake preservation planning on my lifetime collection of work documents. I would prefer to conduct this exercise (which will be a major challenge) in conjunction with the destination repository for the collection; but, in the absence of such a repository, with any other organisations and individuals who might be interested. I am devoting my efforts in the immediate future to identifying such organisations or individuals. Please get in touch if you would like to be involved.

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