Archive for: December, 2009

Service sustainability

Dec 03 2009 Published by under Tactics

When Steve Hitchcock says that "sustainability must precede preservation for institutional repositories," what does he mean?

Not to put words in Steve's mouth (Steve has plenty of words, all well-chosen), but here's my one-sentence take on it:

A service is sustainable as long as it has a constituency both willing to fight to keep it going and able to make that fight count.

This is, I grant you, a somewhat cynical assessment; I welcome less cynical ones in the comments. The corollaries for nascent data-curation efforts I leave to readers.

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Tidbits, 2 December 2009

Dec 02 2009 Published by under Tidbits

The tidbits folder is out of control, so this linklist may be a bit epic. My apologies! There's a lot of great discussion in this area of late.

Whew. I think that brings things back under control. Happy Wednesday browsing!

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