Strategy and Roadmaps


The University of Melbourne Digital Preservation Strategy

The University of Melbourne generates and maintains considerable digital collections of enduring value. This includes the University’s digital research output, research data and records, University records and cultural collections.

The amount of digital product generated continues to grow, while expectations around preservation and access to the University’s digital product – particularly research product – are also changing: driven largely by the evolving expectations of researchers, funders and the broader academic community.

In response to these challenges, the University has developed its digital preservation strategy with a vision to make the University’s digital product of enduring value available into the future. The strategy was developed with input from the Academy and in collaboration with key University stakeholders including the Library, Melbourne Research and ITS.


Implementation roadmaps


The roadmaps outline the goals and actions required to address the University’s strategy for research data and records, and research outputs. The three phases of the Roadmaps are iterative, and require the development of individual business cases for requesting funding.