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Designing Storage Architectures for Digital Collections

September 20-21, 2012
Washington, DC

The DSA meeting brought 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.

Background Materials

DAY 1 – Thursday September 20

8:30-9:00 Coffee and refreshments
9 – 9:15 Opening / Welcome
9:15 – 9:50 Technology Overview-1
State of the Industry, Henry Newman, Instrumental Inc. (PDF 41k)
Tiered Storage and LC Storage Environment, Carl Watts, Library of Congress (PDF 175k)
File Fixity Checking, Scott Rife, Library of Congress (PDF 62k)
9:50-10:05 Break
10:05-10:45 Technology Overview-2
Technology Roadmap Comparisons for TAPE, HDD and NAND Flash: Implications for Data Storage Applications, Robert Fontana, IBM (PDF 273k)
Provenance in Digital Collections, Margo Seltzer, Harvard (PDF 579k)
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Community Presentations – Part 1
SDSC Cloud Storage/DuraCloud and Chronopolis - David Minor, San Diego Supercomputer Center (PDF 646k)
DPN - Sebastien Korner, Univ. Of Michigan/HathiTrust; Director, David Minor, San Diego Supercomputer Center (PDF 156k)
NDIIPP/NDSA Group Presentation on Levels of Preservation - Trevor Owens, Library of Congress (PDF 82k)
Archival Storage at NCAR: A Tale Across Twenty Years - Ethan L. Miller, University of California, Santa Cruz (PDF 1568k)
High-Performance Computing Modernization Program Mass Storage, Gene McGill, Arctic Region Supercomputing Center/HTL (PDF 311k)
Harvard's Digital Repository Service, Thomas Scorpa, Harvard (PDF 1.2MB)
ARTstore, Bill Ying (PDF 40k)
12:00-1:00 Lunch time presentation
NDSA Infrastructure Working Group Storage Survey (PDF 82k)
1:00-2:15 Panel 1: How to Store Data Over Time
Designing Storage Architectures for Digital Preservation: Panel 1- How Would You Store Data? Henry Newman (PDF 57k)
Group Discussion and Feedback, Henry Newman (PDF 20k)
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-4:00 Panel 2: What is the Future of Magnetic Tape
Tape vendors: What do you see in the future market? (PDF 31k) Group Discussion and Feedback (PDF 37k)
4:15-5:00 Community Presentations – Part 2
Hathi Trust, Robert McDonald, Indiana University (PDF 3.8MB)
Long­Term Economics in the Cloud, David Rosenthal, Stanford (PDF 266k)
5:00 Close-out Day 1

Day 2, Friday September 21, 2012

8:30 – 9:00 Coffee and refreshments
9:00 – 9:05 Review Day 1
9:05-10:20 Panel 3: The Future of Hierarchical Storage Management
What are options for storage management (HSM, as it is known today)? (PDF 27k) Group Discussion and Feedback (PDF 31k)
10:20 – 10:45 Morning Break
10:45 – 11:15 Panel Summaries
11:15-12:00 Wrap-up/Meeting Summary
Results from "Designing Storage Architecture for Digital Collections" questionaire(PDF 794k)

Information from the 2011 storage meeting can be found here.

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