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?

New version of Apache Tika, including PDFBox and POI updates:

Request for comment/suggestions on WARC 1.1:

I previously featured a story about Bin Laden’s “archive” and here’s more fascinating stuff on his audio cassettes:


Good opportunity here:

Interesting to see OPF moving into the vendor space, or should that be the other way round?

While I remain deeply sceptical about long lived media being the saviour of digital preservation, the best candidate from a bad bunch is the m-disc and this blog post from Chris Erickson is worth checking out. Whereas this silliness is probably best avoided:

…oh here we go again:


Another best practice guide to digital preservation, with some local focus:

The joint training needs survey we have open has had a fantastic response. If you’ve not completed it yet please go here:

Haven’t seen any more detail on this, but it appeared that digital preservation worked:

This seems to be getting worse by the week:

Big data is dead. Sort of. Phew.

More on Twitter closing down Politwoops, highlighting the tightrope walked by preservers with regard to social media and T&Cs:

Of course, if you want the real low down you need to be here, now open to non-DPC members:

I think this is a first:

Keepers event on the 7th September:

Ross on a new tool to filter out the bad stuff:

ARA2015 got all #digitalpreservation:

…I didn’t see a lot of new/exciting stuff via the tweets but there were some interesting titbits:


IPRES, I’m hoping to be signing up for this shortly:

Update on JHOVE maintenance from OPF, and there was a video for OPF members:

Some good detail on planned modifications to Archivematica for research data preservation:

A final thought:

And something light hearted to finish off with:

Alright, let’s get straight to the biscuits…


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