Conference paper (published)The development of a framework for preservation planning at the British Library has highlighted the need for a more-structured understanding of its digital collections, in particular with regard to identifying the specific sets of objects that would be the focus of preservation plans. Work has recently commenced on developing a...
Day, Michael ; Pennock, Maureen
Conference paper (published)This panel will present and discuss different eBook workflows and challenges from four national libraries, considering a range of issues from technical complexities to evolution of the content type and changes in the publishing/collecting landscape.
Owens, Trevor ; Pennock, Maureen ; Smyth, Tom ; Steinke, Tobias
Conference paper (published)The dawn of Trustworthy Digital Repository Certification under the ISO 16363:2012 standard is on the horizon. Across the digital preservation community, institutions are eager to learn more about the processes of preparing for and undergoing an ISO 16363 audit from an accredited third-party organization. As the first ISO 16363 audits...
Giaretta, David ; LaPlant, Lisa ; Shiers, Jamie ; Tieman, Jessica ; Pennock, Maureen …
Conference paper (published)In this paper, we describe a new collaborative approach to the collection of representation information to ensure long term access to digital content. Representation information is essential for successful rendering of digital content in the future. Manual collection and maintenance of RI has so far proven to be highly resource...
Pennock, Maureen ; Jackson, Andrew N. ; Wheatley, Paul
Poster (published)Audit and certification standards help demonstrate whether a repository is trustworthy. Their guidelines provide a framework with which to assess the on-going viability of a digital repository as well as the surrounding resources and infrastructure. Conducting a self-assessment helps organisations to better understand the state of their repositories before undertaking...
Pennock, Maureen ; Smith, Caylin
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The Integrated Preservation Suite: Scaled and automated preservation planning for highly diverse digital collections (long paper)The Integrated Preservation Suite is an internally funded project at the British Library to develop and enhance the Library's preservation planning capabilities, largely focussed on automation and addressing the Library's heterogeneous collections. Through agile development practices, the project is iteratively designing and implementing the technical infrastructure for the suite as...
May, Peter ; Pennock, Maureen ; Russo, David
Poster (published)Virus checking is an established process in most pre-ingest digital preservation workflows. It is typically included as part of a general threat model response and there has to date been relatively little research into the virus checking function specifically within a long term context. The British Library recently began a...
Pennock, Maureen ; Day, Michael ; Samaras, Evanthia
Conference paper (published)Blog archiving and preservation is not a new challenge. Current solutions are commonly based on typical web archiving activities, whereby a crawler is configured to harvest a copy of the blog and return the copy to a web archive. Yet this is not the only solution, nor is it always...
Pennock, Maureen ; Davis, Richard
Conference paper (published)In 2018 and 2019, as part of the UK Legal Deposit Libraries’ sponsored ‘Emerging Formats’ project, the British Library’s digital preservation team undertook a program of research into the preservation of new forms of content. One of these content types was eBooks published as Mobile Apps. Research considered a relatively...
Pennock, Maureen ; May, Peter ; Day, Michael