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Motivation When it comes to PDF validation, the world is suddenly very small. Although many digital archives have to deal with PDF (rather than PDF/A, at least not from the start), there is only one PDF-validator that I know of and that’s JHOVE. Having worked with JHOVE for six years now, I feel I know […]
On 28 November 2017, the first group of students completed the basic course ‘Learning Digital Preservation’ (Leren Preserveren in Dutch). The thirteen students, working at archives, museums and a ministry, rated the course of the Digital Heritage Network, Het Nieuwe Instituut (HNI) and the Netherlands Coalition for Digital Preservation with an 8 (7.96 out of […]
Archiving and Digital Preservation require international cooperation. For that reason, but also because we are preparing an application for the Data Seal of Approval (now Core Trust Seal), the National Archives of the Netherlands (NANETH) had several documents translated. Information about NANETH previously only available in Dutch is now also available in English. The English version is a translation […]
Motivation As most of us rely on JHOVE for file format validation, it is important to gain information about the quality of JHOVE’s validation skills – and, if inadequacies are detected, improve JHOVE. This can be done by tool benchmarking, as I already did with JPEG in 2016 and with TIFF earlier this year and […]
No time to wait – Conference on Open Source Software in (Digital) Archives On 9 / 10 November I was able to attend the “No Time to Wait 2”, a conference on open source software in (film) archives held at the Austrian Film Museum in Vienna. In contrast to the first “No Time to Wait” […]
By friedrichsenm, posted in friedrichsenm's Blog
Phew. The working day is getting to an end and it is time to wrap up this International Day of Digital Preservation with some tidbits of what we have been up to here at the Danish National Archives in terms of digital preservation today. I will try to sum it up in a few key words. My […]
In the previous blog post we have introduced the Docker-based EaaS Desktop application and we have briefly showed how to create a new disk image and install an operating system. Since an installation “from scratch” is not always possible or desired, EaaS supports importing existing disk images from various sources.
By klaus, posted in klaus's Blog
Following on from Notes from ‘Shaping our future memory standards’ the final PREFORMA conference, day 1, here are my notes from day 2: Monika Hagedorn-Saupe from the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation was the first speaker on day 2 of the conference. She spoke about the ‘Situation and perspectives for digital preservation among cultural heritage institutions’. […]
By Becky McGuinness, posted in Becky McGuinness's Blog
I wasn’t at iPres this year where the Foundation was represented by our new Executive Director, Martin Wrigley. One paper I was interested in was “PDF/A considered harmful for digital preservation” by Marco Klindt of Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB). If you’re interested in PDF/A and haven’t read it you should, it’s well researched and presents […]
By Carl Wilson, posted in Carl Wilson's Blog
Related to my work exploring hyperlinks in documentary heritage – something I feel we’ll be taking care of for a long time – I created a hyperlink extract tool called tikalinkextract. Put simply – the tool will take your collection of files, extract the intellectual content using Apache Tika, and then analyse that content for […]