Shared Infrastructure Preservation Models
Supported by NSF Award 0455997
We propose and evaluate a number of digital preservation models that rely
on shared, existing infrastructure. The premise is that if archiving can
be accomplished within a widely deployed infrastructure whose operational
burden is shared among many partners, the resulting system will have
only an incremental cost and be tolerant of dynamic participation. We
will consider models that use:
Through shared infrastructure, the individual cost for participation
is kept low and aggregate system functionality is not greatly impacted
by participants joining and leaving. The models primarily focus on
creatively utilizing existing Internet protocols and systems in order
to decrease the deployment and maintenance burden for participating
organizations. Our models will not "automatically" preserve data, but
they should make it easy for those who wish to do so.
- network news transfer protocol (NNTP or "Usenet news")
- simple mail transfer protocol (SMTP or "email")
- Michael L. Nelson, Joan A. Smith, Martin Klein,
Repository Replication Using SMTP and NNTP, Proceedings of Digital Government 2006, pp. 436-437.
- Joan A. Smith, Martin Klein, Michael L. Nelson, Repository Replication Using NNTP and SMTP, Proceedings of ECDL 2006, pp. 51-62. (Expanded version available as arXiv cs.DL/0606008).