Information Science Brown Bag talks, hosted by the Program on Information Science, consists of regular discussions and brainstorming sessions on all aspects of information science and uses of information science and technology to assess and solve institutional, social and research problems. These are informal talks. Discussions are often inspired by real-world problems being faced by the lead discussant. We will provide lunch, please bring your own drink and your questions.
Much of the web remains invisible: resources are undescribed, unindexed or simply buried -- as many people rarely look past the first page of Google searches or are unavailable from traditional library resources.
At the same time many traditional library databases pay little attention to quality content from credible sources accessible on the open web.
Dr Altman will present on simulating risk to digital preservation at IPres 2015to be held at UNC-Chapel Hill.
We develop a discrete event-based simulation to evaluate risks of collection loss due to correlated and uncorrelated low and high-level threats. And we examine how replication, auditing, compression, encryption, and institutional diversification ameliorate this risk.
Dr Altman will present on "How many copies is enough? Using computer simulation to select hardware, replication and auditing strategies.” Third Annual New England National Digital Stewardship Alliance Regional Meeting
Registration is available through the the NENDSA Website :