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The problem of preserving content in digital form has received widespread attention in the cultural heritage sector, and within the scientific research, higher education sector and beyond. Starting in the early 1990s within the digital library community it is now a recognized problem in business as well. For example personnel records and legal documents may […]

By bram van der werf, posted in bram van der werf's Blog

17th Sep 2010  8:37 AM  11710 Reads  No comments

The PREMIS Editorial Committee decided at their last meeting to flesh out the current PREMIS “intellectual entities” entity and is inclined to treat it as a type of “preservation object” as was suggested in the Planets model. This is a simple and elegant solution which increases the scope of PREMIS but not the size of the […]

By Angela, posted in Angela's Blog

23rd Aug 2010  11:35 AM  15417 Reads  No comments

Mission To enable OPF members around the world to meet the long term access and preservation of digital content challenge with a best practices strategy that is widely adopted and actively implemented in the field of cultural heritage organisations and beyond. Values Openness – an open community supporting open technologies. Realism – promoting and supporting […]

By bram van der werf, posted in bram van der werf's Blog

19th Aug 2010  10:35 PM  11207 Reads  No comments

Planets was a great success, and I’m proud to have been a part of it. We’ve done a lot of great work, written a lot of documents, created some pretty decent software, and made as much of it as widely available as we possibly can. We’ll be publishing the documentation through this site, and the […]

By Andy Jackson, posted in Andy Jackson's Blog

19th Aug 2010  8:22 PM  14227 Reads  No comments

Following three and a half very enjoyable years working on Planets, I’m now tasked with integrating some of the Planets software with the Digital Library System here at The British Library. While some of the work I’ll be doing over the next few months will be quite BL centric, a good deal of it will […]

By Carl Wilson, posted in Carl Wilson's Blog

3rd Apr 2010  2:22 PM  15312 Reads  No comments