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?

Lovely piece about the folk at NLA, collecting and applying old software applications in DP work:

Cost saving benefits from getting the data from rapid access to archival storage, from a records management perspective:

On requirements for a new TDR:

OPF and IMPACT are developing a MOOC for digitisation and digital preservation:

Compression is one of the major issues that makes format choice in video preservation challenging:

New functionality in Preservica this week:

Obviously it’s not all bad, but this was quite fun, and will make an appearance in our DPC/OPF/Preforma Briefing day in 2 weeks:


Game/geek/preservation fantasy job time:

JP2 is still taken a little lightly in some quarters:

New version of Apache Tika:

As a big fan of metadata(!) I enjoyed the responses to this tweet:


So it was Liber this week…

…but I confess I missed it as I was looking at the tweets coming from the other direction:

And congrats on this:

Here’s the detail:

I’m still dining out on BBC Domesday and Camileon…

More from Gary’s file formats blog series:

Dates for the diary…


Major step forward for our DPC member TNA:

To compress or not to compress at the AIP level:

More from the UK web archive folks:

Some hints at where PDF 2.0 is heading:

Good stuff from the BBC:

I can’t fault this advice:

And a final thought for this week:

Peas out


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