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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  874 Reads  No comments

Overview This webinar looked at the techniques the National Archives New Zealand is developing to aid in the analysis of collections and also support the dissemination of the skill set that will help non-digital-preservation specialists continue to support the organisation in its ability to process born-digital collections. In 2013, the Archives New Zealand’s worked on analysing the content […]

By Becky, posted in Becky's Blog

16th Apr 2015  9:00 AM  0 Reads  No comments

Over the last three and a half years, the SCAPE project worked in several directions in order to propose new solutions for digital preservation, as well as improving existing ones. One of the results of this work is the SCAPE preservation environment (SPE). It is a loosely coupled system, which enables extending existing digital repository […]

By jmaferreira, posted in jmaferreira's Blog

19th Sep 2014  1:51 PM  10661 Reads  No comments

During my time at The National Archives UK, colleague, Adam Retter, developed a methodology for the reversible pre-conditioning of complex binary objects. The technique was required to avoid the doubling of storage for malformed JPEG2000 objects numbering in the hundreds of thousands. The difference between a malformed JPEG2000 file and a corrected, well-formed JPEG2000 file, in […]

By ross-spencer, posted in ross-spencer's Blog

9th Jul 2014  12:31 AM  11933 Reads  1 Comment

Anyone willing to preserve digital content must be aware of events that might constitute a relevant risk. In SCAPE we are developing tools that will allow you to detect risks before they cause any irreversible damage. Help us understand the preservation events, threats and opportunities, you find more relevant and the ways you would like […]

By lfaria, posted in lfaria's Blog

30th Jan 2014  10:05 AM  12959 Reads  2 Comments

Now that the subproject lead in PW is being transferred from me to Kresimir, it seems a good time to reflect a little on what we have achieved in PW since February 2011 and what is left to do! What did we set out to do? To accomplish effective digital preservation, environments with a preservation […]

By cbecker, posted in cbecker's Blog

23rd Jul 2013  9:20 AM  11954 Reads  No comments

Digital Preservation is making certain progress in terms of tool development, progressive establishment of standards and increasing activity in user communities, but there is a wide gap of approaches to systematically assess, compare and improve how organizations go about achieving their preservation goals. Some standards exist suggesting certain functional building blocks and others prescribing criteria […]

By cbecker, posted in cbecker's Blog

14th Jun 2013  5:46 PM  11287 Reads  No comments

A couple of preservation workflows (such as full system preservation through imaging) or processing in digital forensics depend on reliable hardware-software stacks for identity system disk migrations. As especially the x86 platform is moving forward very fast, the hardware and software changes rapidly. Even if the standard suggests compatibility, there are a number of pitfalls […]

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

20th Mar 2013  10:28 AM  11241 Reads  No 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  15803 Reads  2 Comments

System imaging – dumping the permanent storage of a computer system to re-run it in an emulator – is a viable option to preserve complete digital environments. These include complex digital artefacts, famous persons machines, electronic lab books of natural sciences research or software and hardware development environments of software companies, to mention just a […]

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

27th Dec 2012  11:49 AM  12317 Reads  No comments