Roughly weekly/monthly 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?

Let’s kick off with Jen’s write up of this autumn’s PASIG in NYC:

We helped establish a new task force on email preservation:

A highlight from our current DPC webinar series:

Project wrap up for this great development for Archivematica:

Incredible stats from our colleagues across the pond:

Congrats to Adrian:

A top read from the latest Diginews:

Got PDFs? Got PDF/As? Got preservation worries? We need your help testing this great new preservation tool. Please give me a shout if you want to get involved:

More adventures in file format identification:

Read this. Now. I mean it:

It’s wrap up time (otherwise known as my excuse to go a little off topic), and frankly it’s been difficult to keep the big events in the news away from my twitter dependent meta blogging. So what is going on with this year? It just seems to get worse and worse…

Thanks Ed. Don’t sugar coat it, tell it to us straight… Let’s try and redress the balance by trivialising things with a computer game reference:

No, it’s still looking desperate. There must be something we can do about it…

…no matter where you look there seems to be evil snakes coming at us from every direction. Wait, what? It’s just Planet Earth 2?

No, still not enough of a distraction? Find some good news. Quick!

And a few DP one liners to round things off. There’s some humdingers this week:

Actually a worthwhile longer read as well, but I like the quote:

Polite? You’re a potty mouth, Fay! This is a family digital preservation news blog I’ll have you know. Fair point though.

This week’s final say goes to the recent NDSA award winning Dave Rice:

Don’t panic


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