Blogs as Objects of Preservation: Advancing the Discussion on Significant Properties

Karen Stepanyan, George Gkotsis, Hendrik Kalb, Yunhyong Kim, Alexandra I. Cristea, Mike Joy, Matthias Trier, Seamus Ross

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    challenge for the digital preservation community. While the methodological frameworks for selecting these properties provide a good foundation, a continued discussion is necessary for further clarifying and improving the available methods. This paper advances earlier work by building on the existing InSPECT framework and improving its capabilities of working with complex/compound objects like blogs. The modifications enable a more thorough analysis of object structures, accentuate the differences and similarities between the framework’s two streams of analysis (i.e. Object and Stakeholder analysis) and, subsequently, improve the final reformulation of the properties. To demonstrate the applicability of the modified framework, the
    paper presents a use case of a blog preservation initiative that is informed by stakeholder interviews and evaluation of structural and technological foundations of blogs. It concludes by discussing the limitations of the approach and suggesting directions for future research.
    challenge for the digital preservation community. While the methodological frameworks for selecting these properties provide a good foundation, a continued discussion is necessary for further clarifying and improving the available methods. This paper advances earlier work by building on the existing InSPECT framework and improving its capabilities of working with complex/compound objects like blogs. The modifications enable a more thorough analysis of object structures, accentuate the differences and similarities between the framework’s two streams of analysis (i.e. Object and Stakeholder analysis) and, subsequently, improve the final reformulation of the properties. To demonstrate the applicability of the modified framework, the
    paper presents a use case of a blog preservation initiative that is informed by stakeholder interviews and evaluation of structural and technological foundations of blogs. It concludes by discussing the limitations of the approach and suggesting directions for future research.
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationiPress 2012 : Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects
    EditorsReagan Moore, Kevin Ashley, Seamus Ross
    Place of PublicationToronto
    PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press
    Date2012
    Pages218-224
    StatePublished - 2012
    EventiPres 2012 - 9th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects - University of Toronto - Faculty of Information, Toronto, Canada
    Duration: 1 Oct 20125 Oct 2012
    Conference number: 9
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    Number9
    LocationUniversity of Toronto - Faculty of Information
    CountryCanada
    CityToronto
    Period01/10/201205/10/2012
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      Stepanyan, K., Gkotsis, G., Kalb, H., Kim, Y., Cristea, A. I., Joy, M., ... Ross, S. (2012). Blogs as Objects of Preservation: Advancing the Discussion on Significant Properties. In R. Moore, K. Ashley, & S. Ross (Eds.), iPress 2012: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (pp. 218-224). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
      Stepanyan, Karen ; Gkotsis, George ; Kalb, Hendrik ; Kim, Yunhyong ; Cristea, Alexandra I. ; Joy, Mike ; Trier, Matthias ; Ross, Seamus. / Blogs as Objects of Preservation : Advancing the Discussion on Significant Properties. iPress 2012: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects. editor / Reagan Moore ; Kevin Ashley ; Seamus Ross. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2012. pp. 218-224
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      Stepanyan, K, Gkotsis, G, Kalb, H, Kim, Y, Cristea, AI, Joy, M, Trier, M & Ross, S 2012, Blogs as Objects of Preservation: Advancing the Discussion on Significant Properties. in R Moore, K Ashley & S Ross (eds), iPress 2012: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects. University of Toronto Press, Toronto, pp. 218-224, Toronto, Canada, 01/10/2012.

      Blogs as Objects of Preservation : Advancing the Discussion on Significant Properties. / Stepanyan, Karen; Gkotsis, George; Kalb, Hendrik; Kim, Yunhyong; Cristea, Alexandra I.; Joy, Mike; Trier, Matthias; Ross, Seamus.

      iPress 2012: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects. ed. / Reagan Moore; Kevin Ashley; Seamus Ross. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2012. p. 218-224.

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      Stepanyan K, Gkotsis G, Kalb H, Kim Y, Cristea AI, Joy M et al. Blogs as Objects of Preservation: Advancing the Discussion on Significant Properties. In Moore R, Ashley K, Ross S, editors, iPress 2012: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2012. p. 218-224.