Presentations

Auditing Distributed Preservation Networks , at CNI, Friday, December 7, 2012

This presentation, delivered at CNI 2012,  summarizes the lessons learned from trial audits of a several production distributed digital preservation networks. These audits were conducted using the open source SafeArchive system, which enables automated auditing of a selection of TRAC criteria related to replication and storage. An analysis of the trial audits demonstrates both the complexities of auditing modern replicated storage networks, and reveals common gaps between archival policy and practice.

Auditing PLNs: Preliminary Results and Next Steps, at Public Locks Network 2012, UNC, Friday, October 12, 2012:

In a presentation co-authored with Jonathan Crabtree, we summarized some lessons learned from trial audits of several production distributed digital preservation networks. These audits were conducted using the open source SafeArchive system (www.safearchive.org), which enables automated auditing of a selection of TRAC criteria related to replication and storage. An analysis of the trial audits demonstrates both the complexities of auditing modern replicated storage networks, and reveals common gaps between archival policy and practice.