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Hydra’s Open Source Approach: An Interview with Tom Cramer | The Signal: Digital Preservation January 19, 2015

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Tom: Hydra’s goals are to combine the power of a repository for enterprise-scale digital asset management and preservation, with tailored interfaces, workflows and access systems specific to different content types and streams–e.g., articles vs. images vs. time-based media vs. books vs. data. The project started in 2009 when three universities (Hull, Stanford, Virginia) plus Fedora Commons came together to see if they could jointly develop a flexible application framework to complement Fedora. The project motto quickly became “if you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together”, and we’ve spent as much energy on building a vibrant and sustainable community as we have on the code.

via Hydra’s Open Source Approach: An Interview with Tom Cramer | The Signal: Digital Preservation.

Running a Survey vs. a Focus Group: What’s the Best Way to Collect Customer Reviews? – SurveyMonkey Blog January 19, 2015

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Whether you run a brick and mortar business or create mobile apps, one of the most valuable tools at your disposal is customer feedback. Why? Customer feedback helps you understand what you’re doing right, what you’re doing wrong, and gives you the information you need to make the right changes and improvements.

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BitCurator Access | BitCurator January 18, 2015

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BitCurator Access

About the project

The BitCurator Access project began on October 1, 2014 and will end on September 30, 2016. Funded through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, BitCurator Access will develop open-source software that supports the provision of access to disk images through three exploratory approaches: (1) building tools to support web-based services, (2) enabling the export of file systems and associated metadata, (3) and the use of emulation environments. Also closely associated with these access goals is redaction. BitCurator Access will develop tools to redact files, file system metadata, and targeted bitstreams within disks or directories.

BitCurator Access will focus on technologies that simplify access to raw and forensically-packaged disk images; allowing collecting institutions to provide access environments that reflect as closely as possible the original order and environmental context of these materials. The use of forensic technologies will allow for detailed metadata to be generated reflecting the provenance of the materials, the exact nature of the file-level items they contain, and the metadata associated with both file-level items and data not observed within the file system (but still accessible within the original materials).

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Jisc Digital Media | Guide… January 18, 2015

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This directory provides a list of formal metadata schemas and related standards giving brief descriptions and links to further information. It complements Jisc Digital Media’s Metadata infokit, which the reader is strongly advised to read alongside this resource.

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Labs | Curation and Preservation Services January 18, 2015

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The Digital Sustainability Lab is a space for investigations and experiments to develop practical solutions in response to challenges of managing digital content at MIT across generations of technology. The initial development of the Lab has been funded by a donor who hopes to attract additional funding for ongoing investigations into strategies for ensuring the longevity of digital content. Solutions developed will address local needs at MIT, be shared with broader community, and comply with digital curation and preservation standards and practice.

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Archive-It – Web Archiving Services for Libraries and Archives January 18, 2015

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The leading web archiving service

for collecting and accessing

cultural heritage on the web

Built at the Internet Archive

via Archive-It – Web Archiving Services for Libraries and Archives.