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Significant Significant Properties At iPres 2018 in Boston, we presented our work on ‘Significant Significant Properties’ (SSP): those properties of information types that most digital preservation practitioners find significant in most contexts. Or, as we explained it in our ‘Minute Madness’ presentation: When you prepare a meal, you need to be aware of ingredients most of us […]

By RvanVeenendaal, posted in RvanVeenendaal's Blog

3rd Oct 2018  2:58 PM  736 Reads  No comments

By Iris Geldermans (Intern June – August 2018 at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek | National Library of the Netherlands) Original text: https://www.kb.nl/blogs/duurzame-toegang/nl-blogosfeer-burgers-verslaan-een-ramp For the past three months, I have worked as an intern at the KB | National Library to form a collection of Dutch weblogs for the webarchive called the NL-blogosfeer (Dutch Blogosphere). During this […]

By teszelszky, posted in teszelszky's Blog

17th Sep 2018  1:44 PM  303 Reads  No comments

Technical provenance metadata is metadata that details technical changes that have been to a file during its life. Note that this does not detail changes made across versions of a file, but to the file itself. Within the National Library of New Zealand systems environment, we have no single natural home for technical provenance information […]

By Jay Gattuso, posted in Jay Gattuso's Blog

6th Sep 2018  9:49 PM  804 Reads  4 Comments

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) are keen to engage with the digital preservation community for comment on their draft Web Publications standard (https://w3c.github.io/wpub/) – a possible parent specification for future EPUBs. They would like to ensure that this specification, and future Web Publications based on it, are well prepared for archival. This is an […]

By Peter May, posted in Peter May's Blog

23rd Aug 2018  9:23 AM  977 Reads  4 Comments

The following is a guest post by the iPRES2018 Social Media Team. The interview was led by Michelle Lindlar with the Ad Hoc Programming Coordinators, Nancy McGovern and Maureen Pennock iPRES – the International Conference on Digital Preservation – is the premier and longest-running conference series on digital preservation. The 15th anniversary of the conference series […]

By lindlar, posted in lindlar's Blog

27th Jul 2018  10:42 AM  662 Reads  No comments

General thoughts on file format identification File format identification is a big and complex topic. And somehow emotional. Whenever and wherever I speak about File Format Identification, there is always some well-meaning person that says: “That’s not format identification. It will only be if you add validation.” Or, alternatively: “There is no such thing as […]

By Yvonne Tunnat, posted in Yvonne Tunnat's Blog

25th Jul 2018  2:16 PM  1170 Reads  5 Comments

In a previous blog post I showed how we resurrected NL-menu, the first Dutch web index. It explains how we recovered the site’s data from an old CD-ROM, and how we subsequently created a local copy of the site by serving the CD-ROM’s contents on the Apache web server. This follow-up post covers the final […]

By johan, posted in johan's Blog

11th Jul 2018  3:47 PM  861 Reads  No comments

At our Annual General Meeting in May, Remco van Veenendaal from the National Archives of the Netherlands was elected to join the OPF’s board of directors. I caught up with Remco to find out more about his digital preservation work. Tell us a bit about yourself and your role As digital preservation officer of the National […]

By Becky, posted in Becky's Blog

10th Jul 2018  12:02 PM  273 Reads  No comments

NL-menu was the first Dutch web index. The site was originally founded by a consortium of SURFnet, Dutch universities and the KB. From the mid-nineties onwards it was maintained solely by the KB. NL-menu was discontinued in 2004, after which the site was taken offline. In 2006 the domain name was sold to a private […]

By johan, posted in johan's Blog

24th Apr 2018  5:01 PM  1123 Reads  No comments

Kees Teszelszky, curator digital collections Koninklijke Bibliotheek – National Library of The Netherlands   The Web Curator Tool (WCT) is a workflow management application designed for selective web archiving. It was created for use in libraries and other digital heritage collecting organisations, and supports collection by non-technical users while still allowing complete control of the […]

By teszelszky, posted in teszelszky's Blog

17th Apr 2018  12:19 PM  732 Reads  No comments