Sustainability of Digital Formats

The preservation of digital objects involves crucial decisions regarding the most suitable file formats to be employed. The options are several and the selection is not always easy. This website lists 7 important factors (disclosure, adoption, transparency, self-documentation, external dependencies, impact of patents, technical protection mechanisms) to be considered that apply across digital formats and influence the feasibility and cost of …

Wotsit- the programmer’s file and data format resource

A review site for file and data formats, specifically aimed at programmers. The site offers information on hundreds of different file types and data types as well as details about the hardware interfaces. Furthermore, many other useful programming information provided allowing for algorithms, source codes and various specifications. Information concerning the audiovisual files is embedded in the site.