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Two weeks ago our archive interest group (AIG) held their first face to face meeting. We were kindly hosted by the Danish National Archives in Copenhagen. Currently the AIG comprises participants from our three national archive members in Denmark (Rigsarkivet) the Netherlands (Nationaal Archief), and Estonia (Rahvusarhiiv) (new members are welcome). The group has been […]

By Becky, posted in Becky's Blog

24th Feb 2017  9:45 AM  78 Reads  No comments

The E-ARK Conference aims to bring together inspiring keynote speakers with presentations on the innovative standards and tools developed by the project. Over the three days attendees will gain a detailed understanding of the practical solutions offered by E-ARK outcomes. On the third day, we will offer delegates who wish to remain in Budapest the […]

By Becky, posted in Becky's Blog

6th Dec 2016  12:00 AM  0 Reads  No comments

The webinar is dedicated to the practical preservation of relational database. The first part of the webinar introduces the updates which have been done to the original SIARD format in collaboration by the E-ARK project and the Swiss Federal Archives. Most notably, the SIARD 2.0 format adds additional scalability and support for newer SQL methods […]

By Becky, posted in Becky's Blog

9th Nov 2016  1:00 PM  0 Reads  No comments

The first part of the webinar is dedicated to the E-ARK “Common Specification for Information Packages”. This specification defines a standardised set of rules for the structure and use of metadata within any Information Package, regardless of its size, the data it includes or the type of organisations which shall deliver, preserve or reuse it. […]

By Becky, posted in Becky's Blog

2nd Nov 2016  11:00 AM  0 Reads  No comments

Overview For decades memory institutions have put effort into dealing with pieces of the digital preservation puzzle. Unfortunately this has also resulted in quite a lot of fragmentation – solutions in place in different institutions and countries are not easily reusable in others. After carrying out extensive consultations with the European Commission a set of […]

By Becky, posted in Becky's Blog

20th May 2015  2:00 PM  0 Reads  No comments

Relational database management systems are one of the essential building blocks of information technology. Ubiquitous but often obscured behind layers of scripting, processing, forms and queries, they are arguably the most important invention of the Twentieth Century. It’s hard to think of a software application or service that does not have some fundamental dependency on […]

By Becky, posted in Becky's Blog

19th Feb 2015  12:00 AM  0 Reads  No comments

Following the community response to our workshop last year, we want to invite you again to contribute your future preservation challenge! Digital Preservation has emerged as a key challenge for information systems in almost any domain from eCommerce and eGovernment to finance, health, and personal life. The field is increasingly recognized and has taken major […]

By cbecker, posted in cbecker's Blog

17th Jun 2013  5:24 PM  12469 Reads  2 Comments

Remote access to emulation, remote emulation and the emergence of a wide range of different cloud services, and end users interacting with them remotely through standardized (web-)client applications on their various devices offers the chance to combine both into an integrated access system to various obsolete computer environments. In order to provide a wide range […]

By Dirk von Suchodoletz, posted in Dirk von Suchodoletz's Blog

8th Jan 2013  11:23 AM  15237 Reads  2 Comments

In the middle of November 2012, the first OPF Hackathon on Emulation took place in Freiburg, Germany. It brought together practitioners from different national libraries, library information services as well as a couple of researchers in the domain. The aim of the three-day Hackathon was to work on practical use-cases and real-live challenges stemming from […]

By Dirk von Suchodoletz, posted in Dirk von Suchodoletz's Blog

4th Dec 2012  3:15 PM  11128 Reads  No comments

Emulation is getting more and more relevant in digital preservation and thus got its first full-day workshop at this years iPRES in Toronto on 1st October. While emulation is now widely accepted as a necessary access strategy, mature software frameworks and workflows are still missing. The workshop provides the opportunity to present latest research results, […]

By Dirk von Suchodoletz, posted in Dirk von Suchodoletz's Blog

3rd Sep 2012  8:27 AM  10454 Reads  No comments