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Subject: Video: The Digital Preservation Network: Report on DPN’s Architecture, System & Service Model
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2013 10:47:09 -0400
The Digital Preservation Network: A Report and Discussion on DPN’s Emerging Architecture, System Protocol & Service Model, a project briefing from CNI's spring 2013 member meeting by Tom Cramer and James Simon of Stanford University, is now available on CNI's video channels:

The Digital Preservation Network (DPN) is a nationwide initiative to create a preservation backbone for digital information of interest to the academy. DPN comprises a handful of large-scale preservation repositories, which together form a heterogeneous network of secure, trustworthy digital archives, each operated under diverse geographical, organizational, financial, and technical regimes. Robust (bit) auditing and repair functions ensure the integrity and security of content over time. Intellectual property agreements among depositors, repositories and the university members of the Network ensure succession of rights to use content in the event of the dissolution of the original depositor or archive. Since late 2012, a technical team from the five initial nodes has been working on an initial implementation of the network. This presentation describes that group’s work, which includes basic design principles, functional requirements and system specifications; the Network’s high level architecture and protocols for content replication and auditing; and framing of detailed service and policy questions that will drive the Network’s overall design and operation.

More information is available at

Previously released video from CNI's spring 2013 meeting:

-Using the Amazon Cloud to Host Digital Scholarship Projects (Stewart Varner, Jay Varner)

-Taking Scholarly Note-taking to the Web (Michael Buckland & Ryan Shaw)

-RDF: Resource Description Failures & Linked Data Letdowns (Robert Sanderson) Annotating the World's Knowledge (Peter Brantley)

-Not Your Grandfather's Web Any More (David S.H. Rosenthal, Kris Carpenter Negulescu)

-IT@Cornell: Is It What We Imagined? (Dean Krafft, Cornell U.)

-Not Another Cross-Search Tool: The Digital Commons Network (JG Bankier, bepress)

-Publication and Research Roles for Libraries Using Spectral Imaging Data (Todd Grappone & Stephen Davison, UCLA)

-Discovery Turned Inside Out: Using & Google Site Search with Library Digital Collections (Will Sexton & Sean Aery)

-The Library Building as Research Platform (Antelman & York, NCSU)

-From the Version of Record to a Version of the Record (Herbert Van de Sompel)

-The Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey US 2012: First Release of Key Findings (Deanna Marcum & Roger Schonfeld of Ithaka S+R, and Judy Russell, U. of Florida)

To see all videos available from CNI, visit CNI on YouTube ( and on Vimeo (

Diane Goldenberg-Hart
Communications Coordinator | CNI
202-296-5098 | |

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