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On 7 December, I attended the launch of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Building Blocks in Brussels. I was there on behalf of OPF – we are participating in the E-ARK4ALL consortium who are working on the eArchiving Building Block. This was the second event from the CEF introducing the three new Building Blocks (Big […]

By Becky McGuinness, posted in Becky McGuinness's Blog

21st Dec 2018  10:40 AM  1149 Reads  No comments

Barbara Sierman is the chair of the OPF Board and Digital Preservation consultant at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB) Her generous and long-standing contribution to the digital preservation community was recently recognised when she was presented with the DPC Fellowship at the Digital Preservation Awards 2018. For our winter newsletter, we interviewed Barbara to learn more […]

By Becky McGuinness, posted in Becky McGuinness's Blog

20th Dec 2018  11:17 AM  944 Reads  No comments

Blogpost by Kees Teszelszky (with input of Hanna Koppelaar, Jeffrey van der Hoeven, Ben O’Brien, Steve Knight and Andrea Goethals) The Web Curator Tool (WCT) is a globally used workflow management application designed for selective web archiving in digital heritage collecting organisations. Version 2.0 of the WCT is now available on Github. This release is […]

By teszelszky, posted in teszelszky's Blog

20th Dec 2018  8:47 AM  862 Reads  No comments

This blog post is introducing CiTAR – Citing and Archiving Research, a three year Baden-Württemberg state project, which is developing infrastructure to support computer assisted research. One major outcome of this project are means to publish, cite and provide long-term access to virtual research environments.

By Klaus Rechert, posted in Klaus Rechert's Blog

12th Dec 2018  1:52 PM  2757 Reads  2 Comments

I’m happy to announce that we have received funding for the preservation  of Australian videogames of the 1990s. This is a joint research project with Flinders University (South Australia),  RMIT University (Victoria), Swinburne University (Victoria), Australian Centre for the Moving Image, AARNet P/L,  UNESCO PERSIST and OpenSLX GmbH. This project aims to document, preserve, and […]

By Denise de Vries, posted in Denise de Vries's Blog

3rd Dec 2018  4:07 AM  1241 Reads  No comments

In September of this year, I presented my PhD research at a musicology conference in Oxford. On the train home to York, I received an invitation for a second interview with the OPF, which included a task to give a presentation on managing a project to extend the functionality of veraPDF for an additional PDF […]

By Charlotte Armstrong, posted in Charlotte Armstrong's Blog

29th Nov 2018  10:54 AM  1306 Reads  No comments

For our Autumn Newsletter, we spoke to Micky Lindlar, an OPF director, and highly active member of the digital preservation community: Tell us a bit about yourself and your role I am a Technical Analyst at TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology, which functions as the German National Subject Library for Science […]

By Becky McGuinness, posted in Becky McGuinness's Blog

2nd Nov 2018  2:18 PM  2678 Reads  No comments

Significant Significant Properties At iPres 2018 in Boston, we presented our work on ‘Significant Significant Properties’ (SSP): those properties of information types that most digital preservation practitioners find significant in most contexts. Or, as we explained it in our ‘Minute Madness’ presentation: When you prepare a meal, you need to be aware of ingredients most of us […]

By RvanVeenendaal, posted in RvanVeenendaal's Blog

3rd Oct 2018  2:58 PM  2300 Reads  No comments

By Iris Geldermans (Intern June – August 2018 at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek | National Library of the Netherlands) Original text: For the past three months, I have worked as an intern at the KB | National Library to form a collection of Dutch weblogs for the webarchive called the NL-blogosfeer (Dutch Blogosphere). During this […]

By teszelszky, posted in teszelszky's Blog

17th Sep 2018  1:44 PM  1238 Reads  No comments

Technical provenance metadata is metadata that details technical changes that have been to a file during its life. Note that this does not detail changes made across versions of a file, but to the file itself. Within the National Library of New Zealand systems environment, we have no single natural home for technical provenance information […]

By Jay Gattuso, posted in Jay Gattuso's Blog

6th Sep 2018  9:49 PM  1685 Reads  4 Comments