Preservation (Digital)

Caring for Photographs Webinar 1: Physical and Chemical Properties of Photographs

Video Published on 2 Sep 2015
This session will provide a basic familiarity with the fundamental physical and chemical properties of photographic print and negative collections, including albums and scrapbooks, and the causes and mechanisms of their deterioration.

Caring for Digital Materials Webinar 5: Digital Preservation Networks and Collaboration

Video Published on 2 Sep 2015
Sometimes you just can’t do it alone. In this session, we’ll review some of the existing networks and collaborative projects that are available to help you preserve your digital materials. We’ll also discuss ways you can partner with other institutions in your area to improve your chances for preservation success without spending a lot of money.

Caring for Digital Materials Webinar 4: Backups, Copies, and What Can Go Wrong

Video Published on 2 Sep 2015
Digital disasters happen every day. Computer hard drives fail, viruses corrupt or erase digital files, and mother nature sometimes reminds us that water and electricity don’t mix. This session will focus on policies that can help you recover from these disasters, such as making copies of your digital files and storing them in multiple locations.

Caring for Digital Materials Webinar 1: Overview of Digital Preservation

Video Published on 2 Sep 2015
Why is it important to preserve digital materials? What items should we be preserving and why? This session will provide a general introduction to the series and offer strategies to help you identify and select items from your collections for digitization and digital preservation.

Enduring Access to Rich Media Content: Understanding Use and Usability Requirements | D-Lib

Through an NEH-funded initiative, Cornell University Library is creating a technical, curatorial, and managerial framework for preserving access to complex born-digital new media objects. The Library's Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art provides the testbed for this project. This collection of complex interactive born-digital artworks are used by students, faculty, and artists from various disciplines. Interactive digital assets are far more complex to preserve and manage than single uniform digital media files.

Policies for Long-term Curation and Preservation within Digital Repositories

Video - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUBHkjnDcok
Published on Aug 13, 2015
Speakers:

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

Curriculum - Digital Preservation Outreach and Education | Library of Congress

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.

The Personal Digital Archiving 2015 Conference | The Signal

The annual Personal Digital Archiving conference is about preserving any digital collection that falls outside the purview of large cultural institutions. Considering the expanding range of interests at each subsequent PDA conference, the meaning of the word “personal” has become thinly stretched to cover topics such as family history, community history, genealogy and digital humanities.

Detect empty folders in a DROID CSV

Heuristic for spotting empty folders

Create CSV list, DROIDLIST
GRAB 'ALL' PARENT_IDs FROM DROIDLIST
LOOK FOR UNIQUENESS IN PARENT_ID LIST
IF FOLDER 'ID' IS NEVER A 'PARENT_ID' IT IS EMPTY
SIMULATE REMOVAL/DELETION OF THE FOLDER AND THE 'ID' FOR THAT FOLDER
IF WE FIND EVEN ONE EMPTY FOLDER, REPEAT TO SEE IF A NEXT FOLDER BECOMES EMPTY - RECURSE
Using Blacklists

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