The final piece of work in this Digital Preservation work is to test and refine the Maintenance Plan template. I’ll be doing this by implementing the following plans drawn up in earlier stages of this preservation journey:
- PAW-PERS Presentation Maintenance Plan, v.4.2 – 11Feb2015 specifying Jan2020 for its next maintenance exercise.
- PHOTOS Preservation Maintenance Plan, v1.0 – 20Apr2015 specifying Apr2020 for its next maintenance exercise.
- PAWDOC Preservation Maintenance Plan – v1.2, 11March2019 specifying Sep2021 for its next maintenance exercise.
I’m late in starting the PAW-PERS maintenance work because earlier this year I was focused on completing the ‘Sorties into the IT Hurricane’ book. Now that’s out of the way, I plan to complete the PAW-PERS and PHOTO maintenance during May and to use that experience to update the Preservation MAINTENANCE PLAN Template – v2.0, to version 2.5. The insights gained in the major maintenance exercise on the PAWDOC collection in Sep 2021, will be used to produce version 3.0 of the Maintenance Plan template. Updates to the other templates (SCOPING Document), and Project Plan DESCRIPTION and CHART) may also be made at that point if necessary. I shall offer the revised templates to the DPC for inclusion in their website. These will be the final activities in the Digital Preservation work being documented in this journey.