Yet Another Metadata Zoo - The Digital Shift

I was talking with my old friend John Kunze a little while back and he described a project that he is involved with called “Yet Another Metadata Zoo” or In a world of more ontologies than you can shake a stick at, it aims to provide a simple, easy-to-use mechanism for defining and maintaining individual metadata terms and their definitions.
The project explains itself like this:

New developments in JPEG | Mad File Format Science

A report from the 69th meeting of the JPEG Committee, held in Warsaw in June, mentions several recent initiatives. The descriptions have a rather high buzzword-to-content ratio, but here’s my best interpretation of what I think they mean. What’s usually called “JPEG” is one of several file formats supported by the Joint Photographic Experts Group, and JFIF would be a more precise name. Not every format name that starts with JPEG refers to “JPEG” files, but if I refer to JPEG without further qualification here, it means the familiar format.

Building a Better Book in the Browser (Using Semantic Web technologies and HTML5) | Code4Lib

The library as place and service continues to be shaped by the legacy of the book. The book itself has evolved in recent years, with various technologies vying to become the next dominant book form. In this article, we discuss the design and development of our prototype software from Montana State University (MSU) Library for presenting books inside of web browsers. The article outlines the contextual background and technological potential for publishing traditional book content through the web using open standards.

TIFF/A Standard Initiative launched! | Digital meets Culture

As PREFORMA partner and expert in TIFF we would like to inform you about the launch of this initiative. We count on you to participate in the new TIFF/A specification: your expertise will be very useful! Please get involved in any of the 3 levels.

TIFF/A | Mad File Format Science

TIFF has been around for a long time. Its latest official specification, TIFF 6.0, dates from 1992. The format hasn’t held still for 23 years, though. Adobe has issued several “technical notes” describing important changes and clarifications. Software developers, by general consensus, have ignored the requirement that value offsets have to be on a word boundary, since it’s a pointless restriction with modern computers. Private tags are allowed, and lots of different sources have defined new tags.

Preservation Planning Ontology | Artefactual Systems

Artefactual Systems proposes to develop a Preservation Planning Ontology, to turn digital preservation planning Documents into Preservation Planning Data.

Linking existing vocabularies from PREMIS, NEPOMUK, ORE and others, the Preservation Planning Ontology would fill a real gap the digital preservation world.

Building on the Format Policy Registry, a tool that is bundled with the open source Archivematica project, the first goal of this project is to develop a new ontology that allows Preservation Rules to be described, along with the tools used to enact those rules.

Wellcome Library to Develop Prototype of Cloud-Based Digital Library Platform and Discovery Layer

continues to grow – we have already digitised over 16m pages; a figure which will grow to over 30m by 2018 – we need to ensure that we can continue to deliver this content in an efficient and an effective way. Using cloud-computing services to deliver content is an obvious solution, and one increasingly adopted by organisations throughout the world.