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Organisations that use JHOVE for PDF validation will already be familiar with the number of error messages it reports. The recently released JHOVE v1.16 Release Candidate (RC) includes a couple of my bug fixes for the PDF module which appear to reduce this number significantly. These fixes were the result of investigating “Invalid Page Dictionary Object” errors and […]

By Peter May, posted in Peter May's Blog

10th Mar 2017  2:23 PM  1191 Reads  No comments

Many factors contribute to the long-term preservation of and access to digital collections. And typically, the endpoint for this material is a repository—or other type of preservation system. But what happens to content after it is stored? How do digital preservationists ensure that content is correct and valid when ingested as well as remains unchanged […]

By caylinsmith, posted in caylinsmith's Blog

23rd Jan 2017  12:57 PM  1504 Reads  1 Comment

The British Library has a large digitisation portfolio and currently there are about 25 initiatives at the British Library which vary in terms of scale, funding models and process. Digitisation is delivered both internally and through partnerships and the Library has been investing in infrastructure and business process developments. The presentation will explain the processes […]

By Becky, posted in Becky's Blog

14th Dec 2016  9:30 AM  0 Reads  No comments

Flashback is a proof of concept project run by the British Library’s Digital Preservation Team. The project is examining specific emulation and migration solutions as methods for preserving digital content held in the Library’s stock on 3.5” and 5.25” disks and on CD and DVDs.  These could be software items but are mainly supplements to […]

By Simon Whibley, posted in Simon Whibley's Blog

2nd Dec 2016  1:54 PM  1253 Reads  No comments

The British Library’s Digital Preservation Team is sometimes asked to help resolve the preservation planning challenges of Library colleagues and other organisations. This post describes a recent request for assistance, the steps taken to learn more, the conclusions reached, and where this leads us next. The TIFF format and lossless compression The TIFF image format […]

By Kevin Davies, posted in Kevin Davies's Blog

9th Feb 2016  5:45 PM  7179 Reads  No comments

Flashback is a proof of concept project run by the British Library’s Digital Preservation Team. The project is examining specific emulation and migration solutions as methods for preserving digital content held on CD, DVD , 3.5” and 5.25” disks.  These mainly came to the British Library as supplements to print publications, most commonly with magazines […]

By ehalvarsson, posted in ehalvarsson's Blog

27th Jan 2016  8:42 AM  3117 Reads  No comments