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Archiving and Digital Preservation require international cooperation. For that reason, but also because we are preparing an application for the Data Seal of Approval (now Core Trust Seal), the National Archives of the Netherlands (NANETH) had several documents translated. Information about NANETH previously only available in Dutch is now also available in English. The English version is a translation […]

By RvanVeenendaal, posted in RvanVeenendaal's Blog

12th Dec 2017  4:23 PM  2570 Reads  1 Comment

Motivation As most of us rely on JHOVE for file format validation, it is important to gain information about the quality of JHOVE’s validation skills – and, if inadequacies are detected, improve JHOVE. This can be done by tool benchmarking, as I already did with JPEG in 2016 and with TIFF earlier this year and […]

By Yvonne Tunnat, posted in Yvonne Tunnat's Blog

5th Dec 2017  11:49 AM  1993 Reads  2 Comments

No time to wait – Conference on Open Source Software in (Digital) Archives On 9 / 10 November I was able to attend the “No Time to Wait 2”, a conference on open source software in (film) archives held at the Austrian Film Museum in Vienna. In contrast to the first “No Time to Wait” […]

By friedrichsenm, posted in friedrichsenm's Blog

4th Dec 2017  4:08 PM  1676 Reads  No comments

Phew. The working day is getting to an end and it is time to wrap up this International Day of Digital Preservation with some tidbits of what we have been up to here at the Danish National Archives in terms of digital preservation today. I will try to sum it up in a few key words. My […]

By Jan DS, posted in Jan DS's Blog

30th Nov 2017  4:42 PM  1865 Reads  No comments

In the previous blog post we have introduced the Docker-based EaaS Desktop application and we have briefly showed how to create a new disk image and install an operating system. Since an installation “from scratch” is not always possible or desired, EaaS supports importing existing disk images from various sources.

By Klaus Rechert, posted in Klaus Rechert's Blog

27th Nov 2017  8:45 PM  2031 Reads  No comments

Following on from Notes from ‘Shaping our future memory standards’ the final PREFORMA conference, day 1, here are my notes from day 2: Monika Hagedorn-Saupe from the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation was the first speaker on day 2 of the conference. She spoke about the ‘Situation and perspectives for digital preservation among cultural heritage institutions’. […]

By Becky McGuinness, posted in Becky McGuinness's Blog

1st Nov 2017  9:04 AM  1579 Reads  No comments

I wasn’t at iPres this year where the Foundation was represented by our new Executive Director, Martin Wrigley. One paper I was interested in was “PDF/A considered harmful for digital preservation” by Marco Klindt of Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB). If you’re interested in PDF/A and haven’t read it you should, it’s well researched and presents […]

By Carl Wilson, posted in Carl Wilson's Blog

26th Oct 2017  10:29 AM  2754 Reads  No comments

Related to my work exploring hyperlinks in documentary heritage – something I feel we’ll be taking care of for a long time – I created a hyperlink extract tool called tikalinkextract. Put simply – the tool will take your collection of files, extract the intellectual content using Apache Tika, and then analyse that content for […]

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

21st Oct 2017  1:12 PM  2760 Reads  No comments

The final conference of the PREFORMA project ‘Shaping our future memory standards’ was held at the National Library of Estonia in Tallinn last week. It was well-attended and had a nice balance of presentations, panels and demonstrations. Presentations from the conference are already online, and the event was recorded. Day 1 Participants were welcomed by […]

By Becky McGuinness, posted in Becky McGuinness's Blog

20th Oct 2017  1:43 PM  1803 Reads  No comments

Emulation-as-a-Service (EaaS) has successfully evolved from the bwFLA project since 2011 and is now in production use. However, setting up a new instance without help of the developers was challenging if not painful. Thankfully, a DGF/NEH grant enabled us to work on usability, documentation and novel workflows, to enable a wider audience to use emulation. […]

By Klaus Rechert, posted in Klaus Rechert's Blog

15th Sep 2017  1:54 PM  3435 Reads  10 Comments