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?

iPRES2016 is almost upon us:

And it’s great to see the look back and look forward into DP returned to. Not quite sure I agree with all the conclusions here, and there is plenty more evidence to add. A shame it’s a PDF as I wanted to chip in…

The final judges meeting for the Digital Preservation Awards is also not far off. Our members have a chance to have their say. Don’t miss out:

veraPDF has a new mailing list. Development is proceeding at pace so this is a great way to stay in the loop:

Great post on how to use Bagit in all it’s myriad forms:

An almost crude visualisation that actually works really well. Very cool:

“The biggest outcome of the event may have been the energy and inherent value in having engineers and technical program managers spending lightly structured face time exchanging information and collaborating”+1 :

More on the DLP:

Guest post, following in Jen’s series of file format profiles. Very interesting to see the breakdown for a local authority archive (in the UK):

Great to see an early statement of digital intent from Carla Hayden at the LoC but I was hoping for a mention of born digital and maybe that link through from Rosa Parks to preserving present day protest:

Sort of a job advert, but also a really interesting insight into digital preservation at NLNZ from Jay Gattuso:

David Rosenthal fact checks the hyperbole on storage:

It’s wrap up time so dip into the world of the first business computer… “Basically “Leo” is what is popularly known as an “electronic brain”…”:

This is also quite retro:

Let’s bring it back up to date:

I have a son. He’s 10 years old. He has computers. He is so good with these computers, it’s unbelievable.


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