SUNScholar is the container for the digital research objects produced by researchers at Stellenbosch University. It is the long term strategy of the library to preserve the research archive by developing a repository preservation plan. The repository preservation plan (RPP) is usually for the repository director/manager to formulate in collaboration with the institutions IT department.
The repository preservation plan assists with the following:
- Long term capacity planning for the operation and maintenance of the research archive container.
- Long term preservation of the digital objects (curation) contained in the research archive.
Creating critical open scholarly communication infrastructure
The essential elements of a repository preservation plan
Below are links to pages that detail the essential elements of a repository preservation plan.
Priority 1 - Digitisation
Priority 2 - Data Sovereignty
Priority 3 - Data Authenticity
Priority 4 - Preservable Digital Objects
Priority 5 - Electronic Citation Persistence
The major issues to consider in the repository preservation plan
Below are links to pages detailing the issues to resolve with repository preservation planning.
Issue 1 - Capacity Building
Issue 2 - Open Systems
Issue 3 - Disaster Recovery
Issue 4 - Reference Architecture
Issue 4 - Software Release Cadence
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