The working group will seek answers to the following questions:
Futher we should recommend common technologies that, once implemented, will enable higher level service integration among the archive services developed here at the institute and at other archives that implement the same services. This will give us both a natural extension to our current services as well as lead to a better understanding of the needs of an NVO.
The group will define the high-level goals of archive services. The group will research and investigate various means of providing such services. One means of investigation will be to invite outside experts to present to us and to be interviewed by us. Members will be expected to do outside reading and research to present to and discuss with the group, as well as actively participate in discussions and interviews.
Expected product will be a white paper describing the results of our
research, our projections for the archive, and our recommendations. The
co-chairs will make writing assignments, coordinate the writing and collate
the drafts. The co-chairs will do a significant amount of the writing,
but members will receive writing assignments and
are expected to participate in the revision process.
This group is distinct from the on-going SHARE process, which is focussing on scientific products from the reprocessing pipeline. The SHARE group shares members with the FASST group, so we will minimize overlap in content. The emphasis of the FASST group differs in scope and focus.
Co-chairs: Megan Donahue and Niall Gaffney