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?

Ooops things are going a bit #nodigitaldarkage again….

Although then again, maybe Cerf Is right:

Some more detail would of course be useful, but it’s always encouraging to see services emerging to address the challenges of our field, particularly for the ordinary digital preservationist on the street:

Open source, communities and customers:

This looks like a more practical focused iPRES than recent years, which I’m really looking forward to:

Video format news:

“The goal of the primer is to educate researchers to ensure that their data is easily reproducible, transparent and available for others.”

A somewhat terrifying approach to packaging data for preservation received some pretty negative responses on twitter. I’ll hyperlink only to Johan’s comments, this being a family friendly digital preservation show:

Another pretty stunning Archive Team story:

Don’t miss out:

“The goal of the RMap Project is to produce a framework for capturing and preserving the links between scholarly resources. Linked data graphs of relationships can be captured as RMap DiSCOs. This demonstration shows some of the basic features of RMap, several formats for DiSCOs, and what happens when DiSCO data is combined.”

Intriguing, but isn’t this what a proper preservation planning process (a la Plato) is for:

The creatures outside looked from digital object to digital object, but already it was impossible to say which was which.


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