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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  13309 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  22636 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  15881 Reads  No comments

After raising this topic in PLANETS and us evangelizing at the OR2010 it was great to see quite a bit of practical approach to software archiving at Archives New Zealand. When working in the area of long-term access to digital objects (and when your objects are anything more complex than your basic image file) a […]

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

4th Mar 2011  10:30 AM  16763 Reads  No comments

After Ross’s post, I thought I’d better follow up on my format registry thoughts and show you all my response to Adam’s challenge. Using my weapon of choice, I was able create and populate a web site for collaboratively editing PRONOM data in just over one week’s worth of my spare time (six days FTE). […]

By Andy Jackson, posted in Andy Jackson's Blog

14th Jan 2011  10:43 AM  26537 Reads  No comments

At the hackathon it was clear that the identification discussion started by Fido represented an archetypal example of why this community wants to work together. No matter what the institution, whatever the context or workflow, we all need reliable tools for identifying files and formats. Of course, reliable identification requires reliable identifiers, and so the […]

By Andy Jackson, posted in Andy Jackson's Blog

8th Dec 2010  2:04 PM  16254 Reads  No comments