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Using Automated Dependency Analysis to generate representation information

2011

Abstract

To preserve access to digital content, we must preserve the representation information that captures the intended interpretation of the data. In particular, we must be able to capture performance dependency requirements, i.e. to identify the other resources that are required in order for the intended interpretation to be constructed successfully. Critically, we must identify the digital objects that are only referenced in the source data, but are embedded in the performance, such as fonts. This paper describes a new technique for analysing the dynamic dependencies of digital media, focussing on analysing the process that underlies the performance, rather than parsing and deconstructing the source data. This allows the results of format-specific characterisation tools to be verified independently, and facilitates the generation of representation information for any digital media format, even when no suitable characterisation tool exists.

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  • Resource type

    Conference paper (published)

  • Institution
    • British Library

  • Organisational unit
    • Digital Preservation

  • Event title
    • iPRES 2011 - 8th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects

  • Event location
    • Singapore

  • Book title
    • iPRES 2011 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects

  • Editor
    • Borbinha, José
    • Jatowt, Adam
    • Foo, Schubert
    • Sugimoto, Shigeo
    • Khoo, Christopher
    • Buddharaju, Raju
  • Pagination
    • 4

  • Publisher
    • National Library Board

  • Place of publication
    • Singapore

  • ISBN
    • 978-981-07-0441-4

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  • Rights holder
    • National Library Board Singapore & Nanyang Technology University