Saturday, 13 October 2007

My Dots for Friday, October 12, 2007

Archaeology Data Service report - Preservation and Management Strategies for Exceptionally Large Data Formats: 'Big Data'

[tags: data management, preservation, report]

"An innovative tool to analyse and identify computer file formats has won the 2007 Digital Preservation Award. DROID, developed by The National Archives in London, can examine any mystery file and identify its format. The tool works by gathering clues from the internal 'signatures' hidden inside every computer file, as well as more familiar elements such as the filename extension (.jpg, for example), to generate a highly accurate 'guess' about the software that will be needed to read the file."

[tags: preservation, project, digital preservation, formats]

Quoted: 2007 CLIR report: In this report, we describe results of a nationwide census of institutional repositories in U.S. academic institutions. The census is one of several activities of the MIRACLE (Making Institutional Repositories a Collaborative Learning Environment) Project.

[tags: institutional repositories, census]

Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced the formation of the Sun Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group, Sun PASIG, to bring together global leaders in government, broadcasting, education, and library services to share best practices for digital archiving.

The Sun PASIG will focus on both collaborating with leading institutions in the EPrints, Fedora, and DSpace communities to create replicable solutions and exchanging expertise on global developments around the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) architecture model.

[tags: preservation, data, oxford, storage, architecture, institutional repositories]

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