Research reportThe UK Web Archive is an online repository for UK based websites. Managed by the six UK Legal Deposit Libraries—the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, the National Library of Wales, the Bodleian Libraries at Oxford University, Cambridge University Libraries, and the Trinity College, Dublin—the UK Web Archive's chief...
Conference paper (published)This paper describes the creation of the Interactive Narratives collection in the UK Web Archive, as part of the UK Legal Deposit Libraries Emerging Formats Project. The aim of the project is to identify, collect and preserve complex digital publications that are in scope for collection under UK Non-Print Legal...
Clark, Lynda ; Rossi, Giulia Carla ; Wisdom, Stella
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)Many memory institutions hold large collections of hand-held media, which can comprise hundreds of terabytes of data spread over many thousands of data-carriers. Many of these carriers are at risk of significant physical degradation over time, depending on their composition. Unfortunately, handling them manually is enormously time consuming and so...
Dappert, Angela ; Jackson, Andrew ; Kimura, Akiko
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)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
Journal articleThis article introduces the British Library’s Flashback project, which is exploring the practical challenges of preserving digital content currently stored on physical media (magnetic and optical disks). It reports on a Flashback proof of concept that conducted experiments on a sample of content from hybrid collection items dating from between...
Day, Michael ; Pennock, Maureen ; May, Peter ; Davies, Kevin ; Whibley, Simon …
Conference paper (published)
Implementing Digital Preservation Strategy: Developing content collection profiles at the British LibraryThe British Library is increasingly a digital library. Through both digitization and acquisition, it has built up significant collections of digital content covering a very wide range of content types. Most recently, the extension of legal deposit provisions to non-print works in 2013 has meant that it - working in...
Day, Michael ; McDonald, Ann ; Pennock, Maureen ; Kimura, Akiko
Conference paper (published)
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