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?
Andy Jackson compiled a useful list of test corpora on Digipres.org. Just make sure you’re clear about licensing if you add to it!
One of our newest members put out a tender for some ingest work:
DPC Techbytes webinar provided an introduction to the TIMBUS Project’s Holirisk tool. William noted its integration of previous DP community learning. I loved this incorporation of previous risk work which should be live in the tool soon:
Lovely cost questions from the MetaArchive for thinking around service providers in DP:
The Avalon Media System (access system for audio and video) got a big Mellon grant:
Hot on the heels of Vint Cerf’s comments about the “Digital Dark Age”, Google announced the planned closure of Google Code. SSI summarise what to do with your code on Google, and what the timescales are:
Andrew Berger succinctly summed up feelings about Google’s approach:
But of course, it’s not really just about Google. John Resig (of jQuery fame) prompted a long twitter discussion with…
…but it is (almost) always about the Internet Archive and the Archive Team when these incredibly important resources disappear. This sort of thing still doesn’t come under the remit of ordinary archives. Not sure why this is, as they’ve massively expanded their remit over the last decade /rant
Be(space)suited one man DP army, Johan van der Knijff, delivered his latest blog investigation into EPUB risks and how to detect them: