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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
Conference paper (published)Having confidence in the permanence of a digital resource requires a deep understanding of the preservation activities that will need to be performed throughout its lifetime and an ability to plan and resource for those activities. The LIFE (Lifecycle Information For E-Literature) and LIFE2 Projects have advanced understanding of the...
Conference paper (published)Predicting the costs of long-term digital preservation is a crucial yet complex task for even the largest repositories and institutions. For smaller projects and individual researchers faced with preservation requirements, the problem is even more overwhelming, as they lack the accumulated experience of the former. Yet being able to estimate...
Hole, Brian ; Lin, Li ; McCann, Patrick ; Wheatley, Paul
Conference paper (published)As we develop our ability to preserve digital collections through techniques such as migration and emulation, the decision process of what action to take and when to take it becomes increasingly complex. Cost is a crucial factor to consider but the financial implications of preservation planning decisions are not typically...
Wheatley, Paul ; Hole, Brian
Conference paper (published)Manual quality assurance (QA) of digitised content is typically fallible and can result in collections that are marred by a variety of quality and access issues. Poor storage conditions, technology obsolescence and other unforeseen problems can also leave digital objects in an unusable state. Detecting, identifying and ultimately fixing these...
Wheatley, Paul ; Middleton, Bo ; Double, Jodie ; Jackson, Andrew ; McGuinness, Rebecca
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
Conference paper (unpublished)
Wheatley, Paul ; Pennock, Maureen