The University of Alberta Libraries has an active digital initiatives and collections program, which includes the following service areas: web archiving, digitization, research data curation, digital repository development, spatial data, metadata and digital preservation.
Archive-It Partner 401: University of Alberta - Collection 3196: Web Archive - General
¬†We are a Canadian network providing secure preservation of and access to multi-sector, multi-discipline polar data.
We are a standards-based network that will evolve to meet the needs of the communities we serve and support.
We recognize all true costs of research data management and will maintain sufficient capacity to provide the support required to preserve and provide sustained access to polar data.
We promote recognition of the true cost of sustainable data curation.
We promote the sharing of best practices for responsible lifecycle management of data of all types and willingly engage with other communities to develop further networks.
We strive toward interoperability and barrier-free exchange with other data repositories and networks, both in Canada and abroad.
We strive to establish interoperability with existing long-term infrastructures (governmental or otherwise); as much as possible, the CPDN will avoid creating infrastructures that would overlap significantly with existing ones and that could lead to unnecessary duplication of data.
We honor the legal and ethical conditions around the creation of the data and work to protect sensitive data and traditional knowledge.
We are a Network of equal partners contributing to the continued success of the Network; a member institution will provide ample notification of any changes in their participation in the Network to minimize disruptions to the Network.
We recognize the importance of succession planning for a preservation network such as ours and will maintain procedures to cope with changes in membership or the dissolution of the Network.