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*Have you got a skills gap?
*Have you got a skills gap?
       Who  
       Who is in post already?
      Is there a bottleneck, or too much focus on a few people? Do you have a succession plan?
      Do you need to create new posts?
      Do you need a training programme for people who are in post already?
      Do you need to stop doing things and change job roles? And can you?!


*Have you got the infrastructure you need?
*Have you got the infrastructure you need?
      Ingest - tools for characterisation, fixity, etc.
      Store - capacity, understanding growth, redundancy/backups
      Access - user requirements, interfaces for discovery/rendering, accessibility


*What are the access conditions affecting nature of resource?
*What are the access conditions affecting nature of resource?

Revision as of 16:00, 31 July 2013

  • What resources do you have available?
     Is this entirely new, or an extension of something you are doing already in part or in whole?
     Think about: staffing/skills, technical infrastructure (storage, processing), processes (e.g. cataloguing)
  • Where does the stuff come from?
     Who are the producers?
     What is your mandate, collecting policy, retention schedule?
  • Have you got a skills gap?
     Who is in post already?
     Is there a bottleneck, or too much focus on a few people? Do you have a succession plan?
     Do you need to create new posts?
     Do you need a training programme for people who are in post already?
     Do you need to stop doing things and change job roles? And can you?!
  • Have you got the infrastructure you need?
     Ingest - tools for characterisation, fixity, etc.
     Store - capacity, understanding growth, redundancy/backups
     Access - user requirements, interfaces for discovery/rendering, accessibility
  • What are the access conditions affecting nature of resource?
     Are there sensitivity issues?
     Are there closure periods, embargos?

Technical

  • What do you need to know - how much detail? Know what you don't need to know. What is enough information?
  • What have you got: complexity/diversity, volume/growth
  • Do you have large files that are difficult to process or move around your network?
  • What is the carrier medium?
  • What is the authenticity requirement?
  • What formats do you have?
  • What problems do your formats cause? (e.g. can you render the format? do files render correctly? what level of QA does the collection need - e.g. file by file? - do you have the resources available for the workflow? what tools are you using?)
  • What degree of stabilisation of assets is required via emulation etc
  • What are your Bit-level / carrier medium solutions?
  • What are your refreshment cycles?