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?
I’ve been a bit busy recently so this it’s a fortnight’s worth of news in one report this week.

Kicking things off this week with some lovely DPC news:

And we now have a President, god bless the united coalition of digital preservation!

In depth look at video formats:

Well this is all a bit embarrassing…

…it’s a good job we have web archives:

Well worth a read, thanks Gary:

Interesting tool, as I’ve not seen much focus on spreadsheets, although I’m not sure how useful the exported data will be…

Cool, congrats Rhizome and Dragan!


Pretty significant update to Archivematica:

Sign up:

And in other Preforma news:

And a first release:

And finally, the third prong of the Preforma work:

And a reminder that PDF issues can be quite complex and it’s not always clear how much to intervene:

Andy Jackson’s IIPC talk:

“Kind of”…..

…and in other dubious “digital preservation” news:

…and what were the ToS defying (but tolerated) Politwoops get canned by Twitter [shakes head]

The next DPC briefing day is already proving to be extremely popular, due to the fantastic line up:

Excellent small scale case study:

Exciting PREMIS news:

Preservation planning at the BL:

Why tape rules at Arkivum:

And a few final thoughts:


And I love this from Nance:


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