TITLE: Archive Ingest and Handling Test
SPEAKER: Keith Johnson
EVENT DATE: 2006/04/05
RUNNING TIME: 66 minutes
Keith Johnson, digital repository product manager at Stanford University, reported on Stanford's contribution to the Archive Ingest and Handling Test (AIHT), an initiative sponsored by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (www.digitalpreservation.gov) designed to test the feasibility of transferring digital archives from one institution to another. He was joined by Library program officer Martha Anderson, who provided an overview to the project.
The AIHT attempted to highlight general and institution-specific aspects of digital preservation by giving a moderately complex digital archive to a variety of participants, and then examining the results of the enhancement and subsequent transfer of the materials. In addition to the Library and Stanford, the partners in the AIHT project were Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University and Old Dominion University. The archive used in the test was a copy of George Mason University's collection of materials collected after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Speaker Biography: Keith Johnson is the product manager for the Stanford Digital Repository. He defines the digital preservation services being built and offered by the SDR through discovering, monitoring and reconciling user needs and emerging best practices in the digital preservation field, as well as the institutional priorities of Stanford University. Johnson was the project manager for Stanford's contribution to the AIHT project and also participates on the RLG/NARA Digital Repository Certification Task Force.