IFI Open Source tools: IFIscripts/ Loopline project, Irish Film Institute

Frustrated by budget constraints and unresponsive commercial vendors the IFI Irish Film Archive was inspired by the FLOSS community to develop a suite of 55 open source scripts (IFIScripts) that support our digital preservation activities in a sustainable and efficient manner. Solving problems in-house has reduced our maintenance costs and vendor fees and allowed us to take control of our preservation workflows. Not only has IFIScripts helped us to fulfil our digital preservation remit within our limited staff and financial resources, but we sharing all our tools with the preservation community on Githib for others to use and adapt. We are currently completing our first end- to- end application of the IFI Scripts on a preservation projection for a collection of material from a leading Irish film production company called Loopline Films. 

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Cloud-Enabled Preservation of Life in the 20th Century White House, White House Historical Association Digital Library

The White House Historical Association holds over 20,000 physical slides and close to 7TB of digital images (300,000 files) covering public and private events at the White House from the Kennedy era through the current administration. The Digital Library project has preserved all of these materials for long-term access using Amazon Glacier cloud storage and is making previously-innaccessible images available to the public for free in our Digital Library. We are breaking new ground by processing the collections using cloud-based facial recognition technology to speed up the work and identify the most important images first. 

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Design, Deliver, Embed: Establishing Digital Transfer in Parliament, UK Parliamentary Archives

 The Parliamentary Archives organises UK Parliament's memory. We are a shared service, providing an archives and records management service to the administrations of the House of Commons and House of Lords. The development, testing, and delivery of automated facets to transfer exported records from an Electronic Document and Records Management System (EDRMS) into our digital repository presented complex challenges. Dedicated, expert, and agile effort was required to deploy the end-to-end capability to export, transfer, and provide access to core corporate digital records. By managing multiple products and channels the Parliamentary Archives ensured that UK Parliament has institutional memory fit for a digital world. 

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Local Authority Digital Preservation Consortium: Dorset History Centre, West Sussex Records Office, Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre

The team at Dorset History Centre (DHC), working with a wider group of 10 other local authorities, started an initiative to bring together and collaborate with other services to better understand and scope potential solutions for digital preservation. This was seen as the single most urgent and complex challenge facing them all, the collaboration which ensued, with funding from TNA, became known as 'Archives First'. The team at Dorset History Centre (DHC), working with a wider group of 10 other local authorities, started an initiative to bring together and collaborate with other services to better understand and scope potential solutions for digital preservation. This was seen as the single most urgent and complex challenge facing them all, the collaboration which ensued, with funding from TNA, became known as 'Archives First'. Keen to make digital preservation available to the wider community DHC led the charge, with an awareness of the importance for advocacy to ensure that senior officers and elected members (councilors) understood the institutional value and benefits of an OAIS compliant digital preservation solution.

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