Roughly weekly news and opinions from the Digital Preservation Coalition’s Head of Research and Practice, Paul Wheatley. Opinions are the opinions of Paul and those featured. Not the DPC. They’re just opinions, ok?
Patrick McSweeney blogged some common pitfalls and proactive tips for externally funded projects, a subject close to my heart:
Duff Johnson applies a crude but intriguing google trends comparison to PDF versus EPUB. Has EPUB peaked or is it just a wobble on EPUB’s long journey to properly meet it’s users needs?
New(ish) image format validation/QA tool (via Claire Roethlisberger):
Some nice quotes and a concise summary of IDCC15 from David Rosenthal.
The Archive Team suggest that the 21PB Internet Archive needs a backup, and Andy Jackson of the BL has more modest ambitions:
AVPreserve’s excellent Fixity tool gets a new release: