The NDSA Infrastructure Working Group’s goals are to identify and share emerging practices around the development and maintenance of tools and systems for the curation, preservation, storage, hosting, migration, and similar activities supporting the long term preservation of digital content. One of the ways the IWG strives to achieve their goals is to collaboratively develop and publish technical guidance documents about core digital preservation activities. The NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation and the Fixity document are examples of this.
The research community needs reliable, standard ways to make the data produced by scientific research available to the community, while getting credit as data authors. As a result, a new form of scholarly publication is emerging: data publishing. Data pubishing - or making data long-term accessible, reusable and citable - is more involved than simply providing a link to a data file or posting the data to the researchers web site.
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Helen Hockx-Yu, JISC Programme Manager
Neil Jeffries, University of Oxford
Kevin Schurer, UK Data Archive (UKDA)
Najla Semple (Chair), Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC)
Allan Sudlow, Medical Research Council (MRC)
Mark Thorley, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Andrew Wilson, AHDS
Both guides are available for free and we believe will likely be of interest to a global audience.
1. Guide to Open Access Monograph Publishing for Arts, Humanities and Social Science Researchers
This guide has been produced to assist arts, humanities and social sciences researchers in understanding the state of play with regards to open access in the UK and what it means to them as current and future authors of scholarly monographs.
Published by OAPEN-UK.
OverDrive is working on a project that could ultimately enable the company to convert PDFs and other file formats into the industry-standard EPUB format for ebooks, without significant loss of formatting and functionality, CEO Steve Potash said during his “Crystal Ball” presentation, which concluded the company’s biennial Digipalooza user group conference in Cleveland, OH earlier this month.
The DPOE Baseline Digital Preservation Curriculum consists of six easily understandable topics.
- Identify . . . the types of digital content you have.
- Select . . . what portion of your digital content will be preserved.
- Store . . . your selected content for the long term.
- Protect . . . your content from everyday threats and emergency contingencies.
- Manage . . . and implement requirements for long term management.
- Provide . . . access to digital content over time.
Calibre is one of the premier open sourced e-book editing and creation programs out there and it makes managing your e-reader or tablet very easy. You can convert books from one format to another, change up the cover art and change the author or book name. Today, I want to give you a simply overview on what this program is all about and how you can use it to edit books you download from the internet and send them to your device.
The Royal BC Museum [has] launched a new website and searchable database for the BC Archives called, fittingly enough, Access to Memory.
An improvement on the old BC Archives website for archivists and users alike, AtoM is an ideal platform for the digitized materials in the Ida Halpern fonds (or collection). Halpern is renowned for her recordings of usic from across the West Coast and the BC Archives holds 342 of her audio recordings, 16.8 metres worth of written research material and 735 photographs.
Changes to copyright law will allow the National Library of Australia to significantly increase its collection of electronic publications, including ebooks and websites
Recent changes to Australia's Copyright Act will allow the National Library of Australia to broaden significantly its efforts to preserve the country's digital cultural heritage.
The Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2014, passed in June, was an omnibus bill that included among its provisions a number of amendments to the Copyright Act 1968.