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? There may be some bad words.

It’s February, what happened?

Well, I’ll do the last week and few highlights from the start of this year….

In case you missed it, check out my run down of the big issues in digital preservation from 2015:

Just because a PDF looks shiny and problem free on the outside, it isn’t necessarily hunky dory on the inside…

…Here’s Gary McGath’s reaction…

…and the analysis of the failed preservation planning process that kicked this off:

Various interesting preservation nuggets in here:

More format news. ePUB is *still* evolving in significant ways…

New format assessment from the BL:

“Simply put, DSpace 6 is where we are starting to build the *next* DSpace“:

On records management…

…and on the extreme end of the challenges records management is facing in the modern world:

Putting PREMIS actions into effect:

This got blogged and retweeted all over the place, so it’s an opportunity for me to feature my favourite gaming blog by stealth. And of course, its emulation in action again:

Great stuff from our colleagues in the Netherlands:

The final version of the phase 2 report from this project that is making Archivematica RDM friendly:

Great mission statement from the conclusion of this report on software preservation: “As NLM continues to research and pursue its own software preservation strategy, we hope to show our work, our mishaps, and our successes, in order to ensure that the digital stewardship community as a whole can grow and begin to tackle software in an enlightened and thorough manner.”

I think I might already have mentioned this, but it’s important, so for good measure:

Always read the small print. Unless it’s the small print for this blog. The invoice for every word you’ve downloaded is in the post….

The DPC held it’s annual student conference (and check the storify here):

And we said bon voyage to our DPC colleague Lorraine:

Apparently this was out for comment last year. Did anyone know? Needless to say, the twitter reaction was none too happy:

I’ll finish up with some of the usual sillies. You might need a dose of this after this week’s news…

…some nostalgia for the home computing geek of a certain age…

…And a final thought from everyone’s favourite Jason Scott:

People out here, it’s like they don’t even know the outside world exists. Might as well be living on the fucking Moon


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