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Webinars

We run webinars once a month on a variety of digital preservation topics.

Members can select the topics, receive priority booking, and access to the recordings (login required).

26 Sep

Overview This webinar demonstrates techniques for ensuring quality and maturity of preservation data. By the end of the session, participants will be able to: List and describe a number of existing sources of open data. Compare the techniques each use to provide data and assess the quality of such data, noting how this links to maturity. Recall the 5-stars of open data and evaluate how each applies to a number of digital preservation case studies. Explain a number of important…

08 Nov

Overview This webinar demonstrates the use of linux command line tools to create quick manifests of digital material. Similar results can be achieved on Windows machines with Cygwin (http://www.cygwin.com/) installed. There are demonstrations of the following tools: find– to locate content and recurse directory structures. md5sum / sha256sum– to create checksums of content. the file utility– to identify digital content formats. grep, sort, & cut– to summarise results into a basic manifest / profile (and perhaps a little sed)… This…

31 Jan

Overview In Digital Preservation at your Command – Part I, attendees learned how to find content, create a checksum, identify files and create a basic manifest / profile. This webinar shows the difference between the command line interfaces of MS-DOS, Linux and Apple. It explains how tools work together and how to create a custom directory listing command which adds file format information to its output. Similar results can be achieved in MS-DOS, Linux and Apple, there is no need to…

29 Apr

This webinar outlines a set of simple steps that together provide a light, pragmatic, and consistent methodology for open source software development. Developers will learn how to ensure their software is used and tested as quickly as possible. Practitioners will find out how they can get help improve the quality of OPF Software projects, and influence future developments. The session DOES NOT cover techie issues such as unit testing or code comments, although it will cover continuous integration. The session DOES cover…

26 Aug

During March and April 2015 the OPF assumed stewardship of JHOVE after the existing maintainer, Gary McGath, expressed his wish to step down. The OPF’s initial aims were to take ownership of the JHOVE resources and establish sustainable home for the project on GitHub. Following this we’ve updated the build, testing and distribution process for the project. The webinar covers the work that the OPF’s done so far while showing prospective users and developers how they can obtain and use…