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The Digital Preservation world has sometimes been a little slow to pick up, exploit and re-use resources that are already out there (a common theme in my recent blog posts). The familar refrain is that digital preservation has it’s own set of (unspecified) specialist requirements so we therefore need to build everything from scratch. In […]

By paul, posted in paul's Blog

6th Jun 2012  4:43 PM  14511 Reads  2 Comments

The Open Planets Foundation has been steadily collecting the practical experiences of those working to solve concrete digital preservation and digital curation challenges. This began with a structure developed during the AQuA Project, where we captured information on the OPF wiki consisting of Datasets, preservation Issues with those Datasets and Solutions to the Issues. Subsequent […]

By paul, posted in paul's Blog

17th May 2012  12:34 PM  18667 Reads  No comments

I recently spent a few minutes collecting together all the lists, registries and obvious sources of digital preservation tools that I could find: I quickly managed to compile quite a long list of lists, and I’m sure there are many more useful sources that I’ve missed. A quick scan through them suggests there is some […]

By paul, posted in paul's Blog

3rd May 2012  4:04 PM  13233 Reads  1 Comment

Early last week we went up to Glasgow to hold the first Mashup event of the SPRUCE Project, an initiative that I’m now working on full time since leaving the British Library a few weeks ago. It’s exciting to be concentrating on just one project and I’m really enjoying the challenge of developing a community […]

By paul, posted in paul's Blog

25th Apr 2012  1:54 PM  11712 Reads  No comments

My last post discussed the benefits of collabaration, centred around a SCAPE hackathon. I argued that, in general, it was the collaborative, collocated nature of the developers working together that made demo development quicker; more people staring at the same problem results in multiple and varied viewpoints, ideas, and solutions. Developers can easily and quickly learn […]

By Peter May, posted in Peter May's Blog

19th Apr 2012  10:48 AM  21183 Reads  No comments