[an error occurred while processing this directive] [an error occurred while processing this directive]

ECURE 2005 February 28 - March 2 Speakers

[Photo of Eliot Wilczek]

Eliot Wilczek
University Records Manager
Tufts University
Fedora and the Preservation of University Records


Eliot Wilczek currently serves as the University Records Manager in the Digital Collections and Archives at Tufts University. He is a Co-principle investigator of a NHPRC electronic records grant, Fedora and the Preservation of University Electronic Records. Last year Eliot worked on an NHPRC Archival research fellowship on records creation in the US Army during the First World War. He is the Chair of the Archival History Roundtable of the Society of American Archivists and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Electronic Records Section of SAA. Before coming to Tufts, Eliot was the Associate Archivist at Brandeis University.

Presentation Abstract

The Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University, in conjunction with Manuscripts and Archives of Yale University Library, is currently working on a NHPRC electronic records research grant to synthesize electronic records preservation research with digital library repository technology to develop systems capable of preserving university electronic records. This project is testing the potential of Fedora (the Flexible Extensible Digital Object and Repository Architecture) to serve as the architecture for such a system.

This session will focus on the preliminary but critical steps of the project: The project’s synthesis of recordkeeping system requirements appropriate for an academic institution and the project’s analysis and development of requirements for a preservation system in a college or university setting. The presenters will also discuss the applicability of these requirements to grant administration records, research data, and research publications and how willing each community—grant administrators, faculty, and librarians—would be to embrace these requirements.