Former Committees & Taskforces
UW Digital Repository
Charge: Advisory Committee will provide oversight for Minds@UW. The committee
• Create policy and procedures documents and continually review issues which may require policy development.
• Articulate a preservation plan and an exit strategy. Include issues such as migration strategies, what types of file formats are supported, what we will do with content if funding is no longer available etc.
• Assess relationship with traditional archives. Specifically assess how/if University archivists can/should utilize MINDS@UW for preservation and access of born-digital materials – the types of materials that previously transferred to them in print formats.
• Recommend possible solutions and refer to appropriate groups those issues not resolved by the MINDS@UW. Initially, the MINDS@UW is not viewed as a solution for the archiving and preservation of the Universities administrative records, given the funding sources and needs of Universities’ Records Management. The Advisory Committee should continually assess whether this should change.
• Help create community and collection policies, content guidelines, administrative procedures, rights and responsibilities of participants, start-up procedures, copyright and licensing agreements, and a statement of UW liability for loss or miss-use of data.
• Create MINDS@UW web site, with documentation, descriptions, and the policies and procedures.
• Continually monitor changing environments and needs which might benefit the repository project.
• Conduct a small survey of faculty and staff needs in regard to the repository and digital preservation, so that we can match this service to their needs.
• Undertake a functional analysis of the available software options.