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As a part of the SCAPE project, I’m currently heavily involved in the evaluation of various file format identification tools. The overall aim of this work is to determine which tools are suitable candidates for inclusion in the SCAPE architecture. In addition, we’re also trying to get a better idea of each tool’s specific strengths […]

By johan, posted in johan's Blog

11th Jul 2011  4:49 PM  21705 Reads  No comments

I attended the DPC’s latest briefing day on Digital Forensics for Preservation in Oxford on the 29th June 2011 and compiled a list of some of the software tools that were mentioned by the various speakers throughout the day. The presenter who mentioned the tool is listed in brackets. A brief note on the purpose […]

By paul, posted in paul's Blog

29th Jun 2011  9:41 AM  20308 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  21397 Reads  3 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  14310 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  22736 Reads  No comments

We’ve been working away on defining and solving preservation problems at the 3 day AQuA Mashup event in Leeds. Today we wrapped up some new technical solutions and documented what we learnt. I think its not unrealistic to claim that most of the preservation issues and challenges have actually been centred around pretty straightforward problems. […]

By paul, posted in paul's Blog

13th Apr 2011  8:49 PM  14282 Reads  No comments

After having emulators conceptually established in digital preservation and having proved to run them actually for different original environments, the next logical step is their preparation for main-stream. To deploy emulation in e.g. Migrate workflows is a bit more complex than to wrap a simple converter like ps2pdf but might earn a much wider covering […]

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

13th Apr 2011  6:56 PM  15296 Reads  No comments

Open Planets Foundation is proud to present: Fido.jar. A java port of the Python version of Fido (Format Identification for Digital Objects). This first version runs on all platforms with Java 6 update 23 or later installed. We would like you to give this first Fido in a jar a try. If you encounter any […]

By TechMaurice, posted in TechMaurice's Blog

3rd Mar 2011  4:37 PM  16629 Reads  No comments