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?

We’ve been busy at DPC Towers, and this is (just some) of what we’re laying on for the coming year…

…Don’t forget, DPC is now open to international membership, although we’re pretty international as it is…

Date for the diary, Scots peeps:

More good stuff from the Future Proof folks:

A highlight from the last issue of Dlib magazine on visualising a software preservation process relating to research data:

The remaining Digital Preservation Awards shortlists have been announced and voting is now open to DPC members!

In a world of cuts and ‘doing more with less’ <cringe> it’s about time we had a good news story:

The good news continues (although not for long) with what seems to have been the death of withering copyright onslaught (and bringer of other nasty corporate stuff) TTIP over the last few months. But, hey, whaddya know? There’s plenty more where that came from…

…I am of course guessing that it will involve copyright nastiness, but hey, anyone want to bet against me?

Another great blog post on file format signatures on the OPF site:


Somehow missed this OAIS bashing last week. Obviously I’m paraphrasing slightly:

It’s always worth a reminder that climate change is one of our biggest preservation threats so, especially if I’m using XKCD to do the reminding:

Hmm. Well that was a bit depressing, if rendered with genius. Here’s some proper geekery to cheer you up:

A little off topic, but I’m claiming this as valid for my usual “final thoughts” tweets, as this is pretty awesome:

You may now turn over your papers…






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