Three breakout groups were convened at the meeting on 22nd November:

Notes from these breakout groups are given below.

Collection management

This discussion started with a general theme, but quickly focused in on research data management as a key topic and issue for those present.

Digital preservation

Those in the group brought a range of perspectives – informed by a range of material from digitised to born-digital.

Themes:
1) What did it look like originally?
2) Take what you get – preserve what you receive – versioning is critical
3) How to form an integral workflow?
4) Systems/processes often better for external depositors than internal departments – convincing people the value of preserving “stuff”, that the research mandate might be useful with this.

Misc
Interesting ideas that were raised during the day include:

Technology