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?

Explanatory video on web archiving from the BL:

The e-journal situation still has a long way to go:

And we don’t even seem to be practising what we preach:

Oh dear:

What do you do when your cloud provider closes down?

iPRES 2015 workshop descriptions are up on the website:

And registration is open!

Another highlight from the latest IJDC:

The DPC, OPF and veraPDF held a very popular day on PDF preservation. Check out the hashtag to see the busy twitter stream:

There will be some recordings and presentation slides to come, but in the meantime, check out Johan’s excellent two part blog post on his presentation:

And slides from Ange Albertini who shocked, entertained and educated the audience in equal measure:

And also note that veraPDF released the first version of its PDF validator. Its still early days of course…

Looking ahead, Gary McGath shares thoughts on PDF 2.0:

More in the series from Gary:

Ignoring the sensationalist headline, the article gets to grips with the issues with a little more balance:

Study on flash memory failure:

The LoC has updated it’s recommend file formats, now called the “Recommended Formats Statement”, based on a range of feedback from the community, and is seeking further feedback on this latest version:

Interesting stuff:

Selection, sifting and appraisal is rapidly evolving into one of the biggest challenges we face:

And on a related note:

Chance to catch up on DPASSH, here’s the keynote, and there are some other videos from the conference online:

Big news from the BL suggesting a possible change in direction after developing repository capability in house for many years.

I took one more glance over my past life, then turned to the future. I was eager to embrace the world.


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