Zone 1 is a project to investigate and prototype temporary, secure storage for content that is not a good fit for other more specialized content repositories. The first phase included a collaboration with MIT to conduct an in-depth study of faculty papers, which would be candidates for such a repository, and a series of related policy discussions. The project then developed a prototype repository designed to provide the minimum infrastructure needed to rescue and secure to secure content:

  • at immediate risk of loss, e.g. on degrading media such as magnetic tape
  • with temporary value, e.g. for university records retention requirements or classroom use
  • not yet supported by the existing repositories, e.g. learning objects that support coursework
  • of undetermined long-term value, e.g. unprocessed collections
  • identified as having likely permanent value by content contributors and researchers, but currently without a solution to preserve the content long-term

Project Team: 

Andrea Goethals
Manager of Digital Preservation and Repository Services
Harvard Library

Wendy Gogel
Manager of Digital Content and Projects
Harvard Library

Tom Rosko
Institute Archivist/Head
Institute Archives and Special Collections at MIT

Megan Sniffin-Marinoff
University Archivist
Harvard University Archives

Software Development

End Point
Software Development