Designing Storage Architectures for Digital Collections
September 23-24, 2013
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
The DSA meeting brings together technical and industry experts; LC IT and subject matter experts; government specialists with an interest in preservation; decision-makers from a wide range of organizations with digital preservation requirements; and recognized authorities and practitioners of digital preservation.
The meeting is full and registration is now closed.
Background Reading for Attendees (67 Kb PDF)
DAY 1 – Monday September 23, 2013
|8:30-9:00||Registration, coffee and refreshments|
|9:00 – 9:15||Opening / Welcome|
|9:15 – 9:50||Technology Overview-1|
Community Presentations – Part 1
|12:00-1:00||Lunch time presentation
Storage In the Cloud: Recent Updates
|2:30-4:00||Standards and the Storage Community
Community Presentations – Part 2
Group Discussion and Feedback
|5:00||Close-out Day 1|
Day 2, Tuesday September 24, 2013
|8:30 – 9:00||Registration, coffee and refreshments|
|9:00 – 9:05||Review Day 1|
Future of Storage Management Options - Open Source Software
|10:20 – 10:45||Morning Break|
|10:45 – 11:30||Storagement Management Updates - Developments in Media
|11:30 – 12:30||Wrap-up/Meeting Summary|
Questions for Speakers
Topic 1: Cloud Storage
- 1.1 What is the role of standards or standards bodies in determining specifications that would be useful for identifying integrity and reliability for long-term data storage in cloud services?
- 1.2 What do you see as the role of cloud services in current and future options for inter-operability and portability in storage architectures?
- 1.3 What do you think would be useful for the users and developers of long-term storage applications to do to promote integrity and reliability in cloud services?
Topic 2: Standards
- 2.1 What kinds of standards or standards bodies do you think would be useful for large archives to learn from or use?
- 2.2 Who should be developing standards for large archives?
b. Open groups
c. Standards bodies such as ANSI
d. Others or combination
- 2.3 What are the standards or options that would be useful or influential for large archives to address? Why?
a. Format (e.g. AXF, MXF)
b. User software interface (e.g., POSIX, REST/SOAP)
c. Hardware interfaces (e.g., FC/IB/Ethernet/FCOE)I
d. Data Integrity (T10-DIF, AXF)
Topic 3: Open Source Software
- 3.1 What do you see as the role of open source software in the current and future options for inter-operability and portability in storage architectures?
- 3.2 What do you think large archive users and planners should be doing if they are interested in expanding the use of open source software for these architectures?
- 3.3 What interfaces to you think will be used in archival storage in 1, 5, 10 years?
a. REST/SOAP (AWS, object)
b. POSIX (NFS, CIFS, file system)
Topic 4: Media Developments
- 4.1 What do you see as the role of developers of new or alternative media in the current and future options for inter-operability and portability in storage architectures?
- 4.2 What do you think large archive users and planners should be doing if they are interested in expanding the use of new or alternative media for these architectures?
- 4.3 How do you believe alternative media should be tested for long-term integrity and reliability?