As has been noted in some far-flung corners of the internet, I have a paper in the
next current volume of ITAL. It’s currently available on ITAL’s preprint archive here. I’m reasonably satisfied with it, considering it’s my first. There was a period there, when I was completely immersed in everything published on the topic in recent memory, that I briefly felt like I understood the topic as well as anyone not actively involved in digital preservation possibly could. And then I moved on to other things :)
The biggest takeaway for me was the provocative but extremely well-reasoned work of David S. H. Rosenthal at LOCKSS. I found his work rather late in the process of researching and writing and it blew a hole through many of my early conclusions. I rebuilt and I hope the conclusions are stronger for it.