Governing Board Sets 2018 Direction for APTrust

December 11, 2017

In phone meetings the week of December 4, the Governing Board of APTrust heard recommendations from its community for new directions and new tasks for the organization in 2018.

The Board generally endorsed the list of recommended tasks, subject to continuing evaluation and refinement by the community and APTrust staff (in consultation with the Board when appropriate), while setting a single broad direction for APTrust in 2018. The direction and the set of tasks follow.

Governing Board’s 2018 direction for APTrust:

After its initial development of a cloud-based digital preservation repository, APTrust will now turn its focus to better understanding the digital-preservation strategies and processes of its individual members, with the goals of addressing barriers to use of its services and evolving in ways that broaden the value of membership.

APTrust Task List for 2018

Section I: Technical Milestones

Section II:  Improvements for Collaboration
–General:  Ensure that understanding of how each of our institutions does digital preservation is documented and shared as an APTrust community asset and planning resource

Section III: Document APTrust Value

Section IV: APTrust as an organization

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