Weekly news and opinions from the Digital Preservation Coalition’s Head of Research and Practice, Wheatley, Paul Wheatley. Opinions are the opinions of Paul and those featured. Not the DPC. They’re just opinions, ok? There might be spicy language and graphic scenes of unmitigated preservation risks.

Nance McGovern is the new SAA Vice President. Congrats!

There was some significant news leaking into the twittersphere about the Preforma Project this week, but I’ll save it up for next week’s big press release. Watch this space…

Interesting introduction to a very technical and format focused approach to collection migration from Harvard Uni. Looking forward to the follow up reports with more detail in May:

There are a number of interesting (and unfortunately tragic) aspects to this Rhizome revival of “girl geek history” using emulation, made possible by Kickstarter funding. Essential reading:

Project kick off for the York/Hull exploration of Archivematica for Research Data Management:

This is not hyperbole from the Tarrant. Give it a try!

W3C seeking comment:

Another week, another item of significance from the Archive Team:

Nothing new here, but it’s good to see this getting some more media attention, following the ESA story from last week:

On the same topic, this delves into the legal nitty gritty:

Similar topic, very different content:

Some interesting discussions about service costs and transparency this week elicited this bold response from Artefactual:

Big advances here. Would love to see rendering quality tested/debugged by some DP folks:

Ok, not just one item of significance from Archive Team. “We Just Made In-Browser Emulation Ubiquitous, Peristent, and Easy.”

Detailed step by step acquisition and ingest of digital manuscripts at the Library of Congress:

Yes. Please stop.

I think he’s attempting re-ingest sir.


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