The distributed digital preservation methodology at the Brazilian Network Cariniana

MÁRDERO ARELLANO, Miguel Ángel and FARIA DE OLIVEIRA, Alexandre (2018) The distributed digital preservation methodology at the Brazilian Network Cariniana. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2018 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Transform Libraries, Transform Societies in Session 160 - Preservation and Conservation with Information Technology.

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The distributed digital preservation methodology at the Brazilian Network Cariniana

Cariniana is a distributed digital preservation network, funded by the Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia IBICT, a very dynamic institution committed to international cooperation which plays a key role in promoting effective production, management and dissemination of information. The network is an alternative for organizations that wish to collect, store, preserve and provide access to their most important collections from authorized digital copies in Brazil. In 2012 Ibict recognized the need to address digital preservation issues, and it adopted the LOCKSS approach as suitable for the needs of the Cariniana network. To accomplish this digital preservation, Ibict joined Stanford University’s LOCKSS Alliance, as it is in line with international standards already tested. Journals, books, electronic theses and dissertations are the target of the project, and the training of professionals dedicated to record collections in digital format has been incorporated to the set of first actions of the Network. Since 2013 Cariniana provides a valuable contribution to the formation of the first network of distributed digital preservation in Latin America, it is responsible for the insertion and storage of 772 open access electronic journals on the LOCKSS platform installed at 10 Brazilian partner institutions. The network offers digital preservation services as well as mechanisms in order to facilitate the automation of identification processes, storage, validation and conversion of the content into new digital formats. In 2015 Cariniana made available a repository for research data that is responsible for long term preservation and good archival practices, while researchers can share, keep control of, and receive recognition for their data. In addition, the repository supports the sharing of research data with a persistent data citation and enables reproducible research. The creation of the project for the preservation of research data was based on the idea that the more copies of a document are stored in different places, the safer they will be. First, a centralized storage structure is used; then the content goes through distributed computer resources, with the participation of institutions that support electronic documents. The Dataverse repository has the purpose of integrating it with other systems: LOCKSS and Archivematica for distributed and local long-term preservation; OJS for data publication and DSpace for interoperability. This paper presents the Cariniana Network project as a digital preservation system based on the distributed network model, which monitors and supports other Brazilian projects that require the preservation of authentic material, certified by recognized institutions.

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