YesWorkflow: A User-Oriented, Language-Independent Tool for Recovering Workflow Information from Scripts

Scientific workflow management systems offer features for composing complex computational pipelines from modular building blocks, executing the resulting automated workflows, and recording the provenance of data products resulting from workflow runs. Despite the advantages such features provide, many automated workflows continue to be implemented and executed outside of scientific workflow systems due to the convenience and familiarity of scripting languages (such as Perl, Python, R, and MATLAB), and to the high productivity many scientists experience when using these languages.

The Digital POWRR Project—A Final Report to the Institute of Museum and Library Services

The POWRR project investigated and reported on scalable digital preservation (DP) solutions for small and mid-sized institutions often faced with small staff sizes, restricted IT infrastructures, and tight budgets. Its major deliverable, a white paper, has been well-received and widely read. During the investigation, POWRR uncovered the particular challenges and needs of under-resourced institutions and worked to address and overcome obstacles that often prevent practitioners from taking initial steps in preserving digital content.

Fast and Made to Last: Academic Blogs Look to Ensure Long-Term Accessibility and Stability of Content

The advantage of blogs compared with such talks is that here, discussions can happen across geographical and temporal borders, and that they stay visible online in comments or companion posts. But aren't blog posts, ultimately, almost as fleeting as a talk at a workshop? Who makes sure the content stays online not just today and tomorrow, but in the long term? Who guarantees that the link to the post remains the same? Who ensures that the text will not be modified later on?

Foundations - Curation - Confluence | UC3

Digital curation is a complex of actors, policies, practices, and technologies that enables meaningful consumer engagement with authentic content of interest across space and time. To ensure that it is using its curation resources in the most productive manner, the University of California Curation Center (UC3) has modeled the curation domain to provide a consistent, comprehensive, yet parsimonious conceptual foundation for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of its manifold activities.

The Open Archival Information System (OAIS) Reference Model: Introductory Guide (2nd Edition)

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to announce publication of the OAIS Introductory Guide (2nd Edition) Technology Watch Report. Written by Brian Lavoie of OCLC Research, and published in association with Charles Beagrie Ltd., the latest report in the Technology Watch series looks back on the development, features, and impact of the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) Reference Model, one of the core standards of digital preservation.

5 tips to run a sustainable digital preservation project | CILIP

Preserving digital data for the long term is a complex business that requires sustained activity. It needs to be embedded in an organisation with a dedicated budget and applied as a business as usual activity.

Unfortunately we're a long way from this ideal, and a lot of digital preservation work is dependent on external grant funding. Transient projects can all too easily produce transient outputs, so how can we make sure the results are more effective and more sustainable?

Pericles project

Promoting and Enhancing Reuse of Information throughout the Content Lifecycle taking account of Evolving Semantics (PERICLES) – is an Integrated Project funded by the European Union under its Seventh Framework Programme (ICT Call 9).