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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)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
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)The British Library and the other UK Legal Deposit Libraries have been collecting various forms of born-digital digital publications since 2013 as part of what is known as Non-Print Legal Deposit (NPLD). In 2017, the UK Legal Deposit Libraries established an Emerging Formats project to look at selected types of...
Day, Michael ; Pennock, Maureen ; Smith, Caylin ; Jenkins, Jeremy ; Cooke, Ian
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Identifying digital preservation requirements: Digital Preservation Strategy and collection profiling at the British LibraryThe British Library is increasingly a digital library. Over past decades, it has built up significant collections of digital content covering a very wide range of content types. In addition to the increasing amounts of digital content acquired by purchase or donation, the Library and its partners have also invested...
Day, Michael ; McDonald, Ann ; Kimura, Akiko ; Pennock, Maureen
Conference paper (published)File format assessments have been the subject of much debate in and outside of the preservation community in the past decade. Recognizing the unique structural, operational, and collecting context of the British Library, the Library’s digital preservation team recently initiated new format assessment work to deliver recommendations on which file...
Pennock, Maureen ; Wheatley, Paul ; May, Peter
Research reportWeb archiving technology enables the capture, preservation and reproduction of valuable content from the live web in an archival setting, so that it can be independently managed and preserved for future generations. This report introduces and discusses the key issues faced by organizations engaged in web archiving initiatives, whether they...
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