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Persistent Digital Archives and Library System (PeDALS) 

06-10-2021 12:37 PM

The Persistent Digital Archives and Library System, or PeDALS, was a research project, from January 2008 to March 2012, which had two technical goals. First, was to develop a curatorial rationale to support an automated, integrated workflow to process collections of digital publications and records. Second, to implement "digital stacks" using an inexpensive, storage network that can preserve the authenticity and integrity of the collections. In addition to those technical goals, PeDALS sought to build a community of shared practice so that the system meets the needs of a wide range of repositories that could then support the ongoing development of the system and promote best practices. To further that end, PeDALS strove to remove barriers to adopting the technology by keeping costs as low as possible. Tools related to the project include: BagIt; LOCKSS, and NZ Metadata Extractor (used in beginning of the project). This final report documents the work of the project. 

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Document Creating / Publishing Body: Hosting Organization: Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records

Date of Creation: Jan-08

Date of Latest Revision: Feb-12

Institutional Implementation: Documentation for the project is available partially online and full documentation is available from the Arizona State Library Archives and Public Records.

Other Notes: Part of the Library of Congress's National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP). Initial project between: Alabama Department of Archives and History; Arizona State Library Archives and Public Records; State Library and Archives of Florida; New Mexico State Records Center and Archives; New York State Archives; South Carolina Department of Archives and History; and Wisconsin Historical Society.

Associated SERP Framework Element: Strategy

Date Resource Added/Modified: June 11, 2021


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