How to engineer the unexpected - Future Tense | ABC Radio National

Serendipity, generally thought of as accidental good fortune, has long been a staple of popular science. The notion of fortuitous discovery still has strong appeal, but could it encourage innovation? Antony Funnell meets researchers who not only believe in serendipity, but are actively trying to engineer it.

Current best practice for research data management policies | Danish eInfrastructure Cooperation

This memo responds to the request by the Danish e[Infrastructure Cooperation (DeIC), in partnership with Denmark’s Electronic Research Library (DEFF), for a document ‘to provide an overview of current best practices for research data management (RDM) policies within a number of subject areas, and as such inspire the development of a Danish national strategy on the area of RDM policies.’

Overview \ Processing Foundation

The Processing Foundation was founded in 2012 with the two-fold mission to promote software literacy within the visual arts, and visual literacy within technology-related fields. Our primary goal is to empower people of all interests and backgrounds to learn how to program, so as to facilitate a sophisticated way of thinking about and creating media at a time when such knowledge is crucial. We do this by developing and distributing a group of related software projects, which includes Processing (Java), p5.js (Javascript), and (Python).

Europeana Sounds - The IASA Europeana Sounds Task Force has been launched!

As part of our sustainability plans for the Europeana Sounds project, it was agreed that we would propose the creation of a Task Force of The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) which would continue promoting the aims and objectives of the project beyond the project’s lifetime.

ArchivesSpace-Archivematica-DSpace Workflow Integration: Methods and Tools for Characterizing and Identifying Records in the Digital Age

Methods and Tools for Characterizing and Identifying Records in the Digital Age

Workshop: sustainable digital preservation for artists and arts organizations | PrestoCentre

In connection with TRACKS, PACKED vzw organizes a free workshop on sustainable digital preservation for artists and arts organizations. In preparation of the workshop, PACKED vzw started to make an overview of the iMAL archive with the help of a volunteer.

TRACKS-workshop (Bert Lemmens & Sanne Van Bellingen)

Amazon should start directly distributing eBooks to libraries

Libraries are at a crossroads when it comes to offering e-books. Major publishers have draconian policies where they sell books to libraries at a 500% markup or impose limitations have 26 checkouts before the library has to buy the book again. In a few short years libraries are spending double or triple the amount on digital and something needs to be done to convince the publishers to ease up. The only way libraries can be saved is throwing down with Amazon.

Free OAIS online course - A Beginner's Guide to the OAIS

We’re starting to move the Digital Preservation Training Programme into the realms of the online. As a first step, we’re releasing a free OAIS online course aimed to help with the understanding of the OAIS Reference Model.

The content for this short course comes out of what we currently teach on the Beginner version of the DPTP face-to-face Course. Our plan is to move away from teaching OAIS in the classroom, and move towards students learning it online before they attend the teaching.

An invitation to review and reform OAIS

An invitation to review and reform the OAIS model from William Kilbride of the Digital Preservation Coalition:

Dear All,

It is my pleasure to invite you to participate in a new initiative that will hold our interest for a couple of years and which we aim to build into a platform for collaboration in the digital preservation community in the future.