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This is what the first year of OPF development on the Planets Suite codebase looks like… During the first few moments, as the Planets project ends and OPF winds up, you can see the ‘explosions’ as the Testbed and then Plato are added to the GitHub codebase. Things quieten down over the winter months, with […]

By Andy Jackson, posted in Andy Jackson's Blog

24th Jun 2011  8:51 AM  12550 Reads  No comments

The British Library has hosted the second of the AQuA Project‘s mashup events, bringing together practitioners from Libraries and Archives with digital preservation and technical experts. Following the same format as the first event in Leeds, but scaling up to 30 attendees, 3 days were spent examining content challenges, developing solutions and sharing in the […]

By paul, posted in paul's Blog

16th Jun 2011  5:31 PM  13045 Reads  No comments

I mentioned in this recent post that the next step for our work at the Nationaal Archief on representation information registries was to prepare a set of guidelines on publishing representation information, with the aim of making sure that we can easily make use of each other’s published knowledge. A couple of weeks ago I […]

By Bill Roberts, posted in Bill Roberts's Blog

16th Jun 2011  1:13 PM  14779 Reads  No comments

The JPEG 2000 compression standard is steadily becoming more and more popular in the archival community. Several large (national) libraries are now using the JP2 format (which corresponds to Part 1 of the standard) as the master format in mass digitisation projects. However, some aspects of the JP2 file format are defined in ways that […]

By johan, posted in johan's Blog

6th Jun 2011  10:11 AM  21689 Reads  3 Comments

I’ve been keeping an eye on the #anadp11 Twitter backchannel, particularly the discussion about standards. I’m not there, so I don’t know what points have been made, but I want to try to head off a common misconception. Standards are wonderful things, but the standard itself is not enough. It’s the social consensus built by […]

By Andy Jackson, posted in Andy Jackson's Blog

24th May 2011  8:37 PM  13584 Reads  No comments

Remote emulation has been a topic in digital preservation for a while. Several approaches to it have been explored and the feasibility of some stable prototype is pretty good. There are several different ways to achieve the separation into a server able to run the complex stuff and a rather simple client mostly limited to […]

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

19th May 2011  10:57 AM  14569 Reads  No comments

Research Activities and Open Questions at Archives New Zealand At Archives New Zealand we are currently working on a number of digital preservation research activities including: The collation of a sample set of files for use in testing tools and approaches and other digital preservation experiments.  Documenting software applications and environments. Developing an evidence base of […]

By Euan Cochrane, posted in Euan Cochrane's Blog

18th May 2011  11:06 PM  23326 Reads  No comments

Today marks the launch (timed to coincide with mass observation day) of BBC Domesday Reloaded, which both recycles the iconic 1986 BBC Domesday Project and provides a chance to capture a new snapshot of teenies-era UK. It’s brilliant to see Domesday making a comeback and the BBC deserve a lot of credit for revisiting this […]

By paul, posted in paul's Blog

12th May 2011  10:10 PM  16221 Reads  No comments

On 13 and 14 April 2011 I took part in the UDFR Stakeholder meeting in Washington DC.  The UDFR team had invited around 25 people, mainly from the institutions represented on the UDFR governing body, plus a few others including me, representing the National Archives of the Netherlands and OPF.  The UDFR team presented their progress […]

By Bill Roberts, posted in Bill Roberts's Blog

12th May 2011  10:33 AM  16505 Reads  No comments

We are almost at capacity for the second AQuA Mashup event that will take place in London on the 13th-15th of June. If you are a coder who would like to work on some practical digital preservation challenges with us, or a content owner who can bring along some digital content for us to work […]

By paul, posted in paul's Blog

11th May 2011  5:09 PM  13496 Reads  No comments