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?

The Jisc Research Data Spring looks forward to phase 3 this week:

Some nice acronyming action from the Project Pericles people here:

This should be a great event for tapping into the experiences of these excellent tool development projects:

Doesn’t look like a resounding success….

This is the tweet Charles was commenting on:

Quite a bit of #DPC news this week. We had our first presidential address from our commander in chief Richard Ovenden:

We ran our latest briefing day at the wonderful PRONI. There was a very lively twitter stream, and we should have a storify ready for next weeks news:

Did you suddenly get a favourite or retweet out of the blue, despite the tweet in question being a number of years old? That might be because my presentation at #dpc_metadata was in the style of this blog. At this rate, if everything goes to plan, my entire work output will be automatically driven by twitter.

Anyway, this was my highlight during the day:

New Jpylyzer, but Johan just announced today that 1.6 is just around the corner:

I’m not sure I’ve ever referenced Digital Koans, who was doing this meta news thing when I was still in the proverbial digital diapers, and to whom this blog owes a debt of inspiration. It’s a little more curation/RD focused than mine, with little overlap with what I usually write. So it’s well worth checking out if you’ve not already encountered it. In addition to Digipresnews, of course:

Surely these guys have done enough cool stuff with emulation this year? No? Oh ok go on then:

Mega popular as well:

Hang on, what are the cloud charges for this. Oh sh…

Yes please:

Are there any readers of this column that still don’t yet think emulation is the best thing since sliced migration? Here’s some more evidence on how practical and integrated this approach can become:

iPRES is back. I’m still recovering from this years:

…and here is the call:

It’s time for a good old digipresnews head shaking moment:

These sounded great. Maybe we should do something like this on digital preservation with our friends at DPTP? Watch this space….

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s so good it warrants a second plug anyway:

A really powerful demonstration of big data visualisation:

Wrap up time. Here’s a few sillies, with a hint of food for thought:

There is so much potential for quotery here, I’ll let you insert your own (Matron):

Hey, I do the corruption of cool quotes with digital preservation inanities around here, thank you very much:

There’s more to life than a little metadata you know. Don’tcha know that? And here y’are, and it’s a beautiful day. Well. I just don’t understand it.


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