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 …

Fresh + New(er) blog

Fresh+New is a blog primarily written by Seb Chan previously of the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, and currently the Director of Digital & Emerging Mediathe of Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. The purpose of the site is to act as a repository and sounding board for discussions around digital media and its use in museums. It evolved from a team discussion …

Open Planets Foundation

The Open Planets Foundation has been established following the Planets Project. It aims to provide practical solutions and expertise in digital preservation, building on the research and development outputs of the Planets project. This is its website, containing a knowledgebase and a wiki on digital preservation. There are several tools and services available as well as information on the Planets …

Digital Preservation – The National Archives

The National Archives is tackling the challenges of digital preservation, ensuring continued access to digital information in the future, created by UK government. This is its website on digital preservation. The NA play an active role in storing and preserving digital material created by UK government. The preservation of digital records presents a number of challenges because the equipment and …