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DART Podcast – The AOR Toolkit

In episode 7 of our DART podcast I sat down with Ed and Steph to discuss the work they’ve both done on updating the AIDA (Assessing Institutional Digital Assets) which we will soon relaunch under its new name – The AOR Toolkit (Assessing Organisation Readiness). Origins of The AOR Toolkit Initially Kevin Ashley and Ed […]

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Preserving Digital Content – Taking first steps with the AOR toolkit

The ART team at ULCC has long had an interest in promoting and selling our digital preservation expertise, in the form of the Digital Preservation Training Programme, and as a consultancy service, and most recently with the the relaunch of the AIDA toolkit as AOR toolkit. However in our work we meet a lot of people […]

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Self-assessment as digital preservation training aid

On the Digital Preservation Training Programme, we always like to encourage students to assess their organisation and its readiness to undertake digital preservation. It’s possible that AIDA and the new AOR Toolkit could continue to have a small part in this process. Self-assessment in DPTP We have incorporated exercises in self-assessment as digital preservation training aid […]

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AIDA’s new name: AOR Toolkit

The hardest part of any project is devising a name for the output. The second hardest thing is devising a name that can also be expressed as a memorable acronym. I think one of the most successful instances I encountered was the CAMiLEON Project. This acronym unpacks into Creative Archiving at Michigan and Leeds Emulating […]

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From AIDA to CARDIO

AIDA had a part to play in the creation of another assessment toolkit, CARDIO. This project is owned and operated by HATII at the University of Glasgow, and Joy Davidson of the Digital Curation Centre was the architect behind the toolkit.

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The AIDA toolkit: use cases

There are a few isolated uses of the old AIDA Toolkit. In this blog post I will try and recount some of these AIDA toolkit use cases. In the beginning… In its first phase, I was aided greatly in 2009 by five UK HE Institutions who volunteered to act as guinea pigs and do test runs, but this […]

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Reworking AIDA: Storage

In the fourth of our series of posts on reworking the AIDA self-assessment toolkit, we look at a technical element – Managed Storage. Reworking AIDA Storage In reworking the toolkit, we are now looking at the 11th Technology Element. In the “old” AIDA, this was called “Institutional Repository”, and it pretty much assessed whether the University […]

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Reworking AIDA: Legal Compliance

Today we’re looking briefly at legal obligations concerning management of your digital content. The original AIDA had only one section on this, and it covered Copyright and IPR. These issues were important in 2009 and are still important today, especially in the context of research data management when academics need to be assured that attribution, […]

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Research data, preservation and innovation

We’re attending “Standing on the Digits of Giants: Research data, preservation and innovation”, a joint DPC and ALPSP event, on 8th March. This seminar will “examine emerging trends in scholarly communication from the perspective of the publication and long-term access to the scholarly record. This includes outputs not traditionally included within the primary scientific canon […]

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