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?

Catch up on Personal Digital Archiving 2015:

And all the videos from DPASSH are up:

Some thoughts in summary on this, based on the recent OCLC survey:

“There’s been a murder…” Character encoding explained:

Exactly what it says on the tin:

Interesting news story, but what will actually be happening? Does anyone know?

Excellent guide, getting better:

Great piece on the new EPADD tool, that I mentioned in a recent news post:

More Siegfried:


Futureproof with yet more on record keeping progress down under:

Two big calls are out:


This event has a fabulous line up, but is only open to DPC members at the moment:

Also see the various threads on the Digital Curation google group:

After the cuts we’ve already had this is massively depressing for culture (and ultimately DP) in the UK: “Twitter chat about impact on museums of Government request to model 25% and 40% cuts to DCMS sector”:

New term: Software dependent content. ‘Darling? Make a note of that term, I’d like to use it more often in everyday conversation’

Terminology is so significant in this field. A follow up from DPASSH:

An important survey that needs a snippet of you time:

Blog post on the Signal about their expanding Keepers Registry:

I usually introduce these stories by saying something like “another great week for democracy”, but obviously this seems to be the status quo:

Go to #noDigitalDarkAge red alert! Even if it does mean changing the bulb:

Not the Guardian’s finest hour of journalism:

Although this is a touch better:

I like this more: “I think we need, in the intellectual-property space, the notion of preservation with digital materials,” Cerf said. “We need to have some sort of rights associated with those looking to achieve that in the same way we offer fair-use rights to things that are still under copyright.”

Of course, as I’ve previously reported, we’re still going backwards in the UK:

I think people are either ignoring this story or assuming its some kind of Onion style spoof:

And so castles made of sand
slips into the sea


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